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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:15 pm 
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Today I noticed one of my hens moving her head (bobbing) without control.
What could it be?
Is any treatment for this?
What is causing this problem.
She is only around 6 monts old


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:46 pm 
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She cant see. Tie up or trim her crest and see if that fixes the issue.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:15 pm 
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Crest has been trimmed regularly and she can see, I'm pretty sure


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:58 pm 
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Next thing to do is to try some avian multi vitamins. Can you describe her basic diet?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:15 pm 
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The diet is mostly pellets and scratch mix. She is eating and looks healthy. A few days ago i noticed slight uncontrolled head movements, today looks like it's getting worse. I also use aple cider with garlic in their water


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:27 pm 
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Diet is fine. I have seen similar with my Silkies occasionally. My theory is that as their comb is basically an external hernia they are susceptable to 'brain damage' from a knock on the head or as a result of skull growth. Occasionally they come good, most times it gets worse. Sometimes a few days of additional vitamins seems to have an effect. Check (look/sniff) her ears for any sign of infection.


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