twitching chicks?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by stimfarmgirl, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. stimfarmgirl

    stimfarmgirl New Egg

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    I just noticed that my 3 wk old chicks are twitching their heads. It's as if they are trying to shake a fly off or something. They weren't doing this yesterday. Does anyone know what could be causing this?
     
  2. briana1975

    briana1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
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    Hopefully someone who knows if it is a problem will post. But I kinda thought the same thing of my 2week olds. But they were just trying to catch the small pieces of dust and feathers that fall from the lamp and the chicken wire over thier brooder. It is quite funny now that I noticed what it is.
     
  3. courtshep

    courtshep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my day old is doing something similar. I'm still waiting to find out why!
     
  4. stimfarmgirl

    stimfarmgirl New Egg

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    well they're not doing it anymore...must have been catching dust. I guess I am really a worrier when it comes to these babies!
     
  5. Yardfarm Family

    Yardfarm Family Out Of The Brooder

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    How long did the twitching last, 3 of my 6day old chicks started twitching and I'm really worried.
     
  6. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Some of mine did this. I have no clue as to why. They eventually grow out of it though.
     

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