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Sophie continues to improve, and tonight she is spending her first night outside with the other chicks.  She has been going out during the day, and yesterday and today she scolded me loudly and long when I brought her back inside.  Her neck still twists, but it is much worse when she is sitting alone inside the house.  When she is running around with the other chicks it is a lot closer to normal.  She objects strongly to taking her medicine now.  And she's putting on weight. So I really think we have saved her.  I don't know if her neck will ever be right?  But I am continuing the polyvisol.  Any suggestions on how long I should continue it? She also has nutri-drench in her water, but if the Corid was the cause then she needs B vitamins, which are in polyvisol but not in nutridrench.   She should be off the antibiotics in the next few days.

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Originally Posted by liz72703 View Post

From what I've read on the forum, green watery poop typically means dehydration and/or starvation and the green color is caused by a higher concentration of bile in the droppings.  

I would probably keep her away from your other chicks to be on the safe side.  
X2 on keeping her quarantined. Wish I could help but I'm new. Hopefully someone can answer.
Edited by rIrs roost - 11/16/15 at 6:40pm
post #13 of 14

So pleased to hear that she is making progress. My personal experience has been that birds with neurological problem like this do much better when they have company or can forage with the flock than if you isolate them. I appreciate that there is a potentially increased risk to the flock, but they have already been exposed anyway and if you isolate, you have the very real problem of re introducing a lone and vulnerable bird back into the flock, the stress of which can trigger a decline in their condition.

 

I would be wary of overdosing the vitamins on a daily basis so maybe knock one on the head and perhaps get some specific B vit supplement rather than the broad spectrum.

 

Good luck with her and I hope she continues to improve.

post #14 of 14

So happy to hear that!   

 

You can give 2-3 drops per day.  I would do that until her symptoms have cleared up.  Some links that might be helpful.

 

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/108014/poly-vi-sol-dosage-question

 

https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-podiatry

 

http://www.browneggblueegg.com/Article/Crookneck/Crookneck.html

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