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Chick with wry neck; is it completely necessary to separate her?

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One of my Light Brahma chicks developed wry neck. I didn't notice until about five days after I got them, so I'm not sure when she developed this. I added sunflower seeds and Vitamin E to her food, alone with electrolyte in the water, and then separated her from the other inside a small box that was inside of their pen, but she jumped out. I tried again, and she still got out. Is it completely necessary to separate her? I'm picking up some other products like Poly Vi Sol and selenium tablets today. Any advice for me from those who have had success with wry neck? 

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2 Barred Rocks, 4 White Leghorns, 6 Light Brahmas, and 3 Partridge Rocks

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I haven't treated wry neck myself, but it can be a symptom seen in a head or neck injury, vitamin E deficiency (usually in baby chicks,) and sometimes with certain diseases such as Mareks, avian lymphoid leukosis, and other infections that may affect the brain. It's not necessary to separate her since that is only to reduce stress and keep others from picking on her. If she seems happy loose, then she may be better off. Polyvisol is really not necessary since you can put poultry vitamins in the water. One product, Poultry Nutri-drench, and also Poultry Cell, contain vitamins including E and the selenium. Dosage is 1 ml daily given orally for a chick, 2 ml for a larger pullet, and 3 ml for a big chicken. Or you can do the other vitamins instead. Selenium is only needed in a small amount, and is found in egg, chopped tuna, salmon, nuts, sunflower seeds, and many others. How old is she? A big problem if the wry neck is severe is having to help them eat and drink several times a day if they can't.

Here are 2 good links about wry neck:

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

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/97121/lets-talk-wry-neck-crook-neck

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I haven't treated wry neck myself, but it can be a symptom seen in a head or neck injury, vitamin E deficiency (usually in baby chicks,) and sometimes with certain diseases such as Mareks, avian lymphoid leukosis, and other infections that may affect the brain. It's not necessary to separate her since that is only to reduce stress and keep others from picking on her. If she seems happy loose, then she may be better off. Polyvisol is really not necessary since you can put poultry vitamins in the water. One product, Poultry Nutri-drench, and also Poultry Cell, contain vitamins including E and the selenium. Dosage is 1 ml daily given orally for a chick, 2 ml for a larger pullet, and 3 ml for a big chicken. Or you can do the other vitamins instead. Selenium is only needed in a small amount, and is found in egg, chopped tuna, salmon, nuts, sunflower seeds, and many others. How old is she? A big problem if the wry neck is severe is having to help them eat and drink several times a day if they can't.

Here are 2 good links about wry neck:

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

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/97121/lets-talk-wry-neck-crook-neck

She is only about five or six days old. I was going off this thread, http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/662850/a-happy-ending-to-a-wry-neck-chick-story-with-pics-with-update. I realized that it would need to be smaller doses though. 

2 Barred Rocks, 4 White Leghorns, 6 Light Brahmas, and 3 Partridge Rocks

"There are two types of (people) in this world;
those who want to be astronauts,
and those who want to be astronomers."


- Dr. Alan Grant, Jurassic Park III
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2 Barred Rocks, 4 White Leghorns, 6 Light Brahmas, and 3 Partridge Rocks

"There are two types of (people) in this world;
those who want to be astronauts,
and those who want to be astronomers."


- Dr. Alan Grant, Jurassic Park III
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Let us know how the chick gets along on the vitamins.

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Stress will make wry neck worse.  I would do whatever makes her happiest as long as she is not getting stepped on or picked on.  I had a silkie with wry neck a while back.  She did great for a while and thought she was going to make a full recovery.  When we started to try to get her back in with the other chicks, she immediately became stressed.  We immediately removed her but that was the start of her downward spiral.  I am sad to say that we had to cull her.  with time and patience wry neck can be correct.  But just be aware that depending on the cause it can return.

Some days you just have to put on the hat and remind them who they are dealing with. Release the flying monkies!

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Some days you just have to put on the hat and remind them who they are dealing with. Release the flying monkies!

~Miracles DO happen!~

~Life is not disposable.~


~You do the best you can with the information you have at the time. When you know better, you do better.~
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