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I have a 12 month old Araucana that over the last week seems to be having trouble holding her head up. She (Phyllis - due to the blue rinse bouffant hairdo) looks healthy overall, is eating & drinking (has stopped laying though). Her head is tucked down to her chest & she shakes it repeatedly - it kind of looks as as though she's pecking at her chest. She's off balance and tipping over a lot - I even spotted her doing a couple of somersaults this morning. To be honest she's always been on the strange side & often has us laughing at her strange ways. Could it possibly just be that she's run into the gate or one of the other girls & has put her neck out - or does this sound more sinister. If anyone has any ideas what I can do to help poor Phyllis, I'd love to hear them.

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Hi and welcome to BYC - I'd suggest posting on the ER forum - 

 
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CT
Nairobi, Kenya
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thanks so much! Completely new to this & I've no idea what I'm doing 

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:welcome

 

Looks and sounds like wry neck..crook neck.   Here is a site about it..or you can type it in the search bar above for some threads on it.

   Good luck with your bird. 

 

 

http://dlhunicorn.conforums.com/index.cgi?board=emergencies&action=display&num=1160928615


Edited by Cynthia12 - 5/23/16 at 10:27pm
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It does sound like wry neck,  sometimes they even walk backyards  - tends to be very common in silkies - sometimes caused by  deficiencies   or a peck or bump to the head.

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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