SLOW Head "jerk" (more like pulling)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lifthiminsong, Dec 6, 2014.

  1. lifthiminsong

    lifthiminsong Songster

    Aug 9, 2012
    1-2 days ago, I noticed one of my RIR 2.5 yr old hens was moving a bit more slowly than usual. Still doing the normal chicken activities, but in slower fashion. She's been eating, but not with excitement, and she put herself to bed a bit earlier last night.
    This morning she came out with the other girls, but glanced at the feed and walked slowly past it to be alone (not hiding though).

    What I also noticed this morning is that she, from time to time, will pull her head and tilt it. She's not really "jerking" it, but pulling it sideways. I did NOT notice her gaping her mouth any.

    Her stand and feathers are beautiful - I don't suspect parasites.

    Any ideas? Sour crop?

  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Crossing the Road

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio

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