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Hi everyone
New chicken mama over here ( trying not to panic). So my last chick that hatched basically was born with Wry neck. Right away it was always flipping onto its back and couldn't stand or walk. I would say the wry neck is pretty bad. She can't walk or stand really because she star gazes and freaks out and walks backward until she flips over. So I came onto here and read about vitamin E ..etc
So I started doing Vitamin E, Selenium, pedialyte. I've been giving that to her and having to hand feed her with a baby dropper water and food starting today on day three. Today she started to peck which is new. So I put the plate of food to her mouth and she started pecking for it. Idk how much she actually ate but she's trying! Right now I have her in a tuppawear in the brooder in a rice measuring cup to keep her relaxed and still . Without the rice cup she flops all over the place and ends up on her back screaming her head off. Can I hear ur experiences with wry neck and what u did to fix it ? How long did it take? Killing is not an option. I also get worried because I have to gauge where to place her in the brooder for temperature. I try putting her in the middle between hot and cold. I also gauge where the other chicks are laying. Thanks for ur help!!
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Originally Posted by tortega18 View Post

Hi everyone
New chicken mama over here ( trying not to panic). So my last chick that hatched basically was born with Wry neck. Right away it was always flipping onto its back and couldn't stand or walk. I would say the wry neck is pretty bad. She can't walk or stand really because she star gazes and freaks out and walks backward until she flips over. So I came onto here and read about vitamin E ..etc
So I started doing Vitamin E, Selenium, pedialyte. I've been giving that to her and having to hand feed her with a baby dropper water and food starting today on day three. Today she started to peck which is new. So I put the plate of food to her mouth and she started pecking for it. Idk how much she actually ate but she's trying! Right now I have her in a tuppawear in the brooder in a rice measuring cup to keep her relaxed and still . Without the rice cup she flops all over the place and ends up on her back screaming her head off. Can I hear ur experiences with wry neck and what u did to fix it ? How long did it take? Killing is not an option. I also get worried because I have to gauge where to place her in the brooder for temperature. I try putting her in the middle between hot and cold. I also gauge where the other chicks are laying. Thanks for ur help!!

I'm sorry to hear that your chick hatched with this stargazing problem. Stargazing is not the same as wry neck and cannot be reversed with vitamins or anything else. Nobody ever wants to euthanize one of their pets, but the truth is: sometimes it is a kindness we offer our dying chickens. This chick will not be able to survive with this condition (the cause of which isn't really understood) and she will die a slow and awful death from starvation and/or dehydration if she is not helped cross over. :( 
I wish the news were better for you, but I'm afraid it's not. So sorry. :(

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How can you tell the difference between star gazing and wry neck ? I thought they were the same!
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