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my silkie had wry neck  and was doing 100% better for about 3 weeks after being medicated for two weeks... today she relapsed..Is this something that is always gonna come back or will she out grow it? should I cull her or can she live a good life?  I don't want her to suffer

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Wow!  I read your post and for a second I thought it was my own!
I have a little one, appropriately named Rye who also has wry neck. 
I have been treating for 6 weeks now.  Initially she was so bad it was hard to watch and I had her in the house.  Then I put her out in the coop, she restablished pecking order (low) and seemed to be ok.  Then relapse, then ok, then relapse, etc. 
I did vit B and E twice a day with selenium, adventually getting rid of the selenium. (dont think i used the right kind anyway)  I also used a novo doxylin antibiotic which I was sure worked but now I wonder if it was a coincidence because each time she relapsed, the relapse was a little less severe. 
Then one time, Dec 3rd, she relapsed hard.  She was twisting all over the place and someone suggested I inject vit b12, which I had because I have a deficiency.  It was not an instant cure, but a slow improvement and no relapses since.
Also another thing I am doing is sleep in the dark.  I used to keep flurescent lights on all night because in cold weather they do not turn on easily so I just left them on, been doing this for about 6 weeks.  wink  Since I switched to a regular bulb and darkness for 6 to 8 hrs she seems good.  I am down to the oral vit b and e every 2 days.
Hang in there and I dont know if your little chickie is in pain but I know my little chickie is so grateful to be well when she is well!
From what I read, wry neck can be fully recovered from.
Tanya

Several mixed breeds as well as purebred barred rock, rhode island red and amerucana.  I am a hobby chicken farmer and an avid gardener with a small gardening business including produce csa and restaurant supply.  Besides that, I am a Master Gardener student and a full time optician/contact lens fitter with a 1 hour commute each way.  Husband helps take care of the chickens!
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Several mixed breeds as well as purebred barred rock, rhode island red and amerucana.  I am a hobby chicken farmer and an avid gardener with a small gardening business including produce csa and restaurant supply.  Besides that, I am a Master Gardener student and a full time optician/contact lens fitter with a 1 hour commute each way.  Husband helps take care of the chickens!
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she is eating and drinkin but not getting around to well at the moment... she was fine  last night and I was late getting out there today and noticed she was having problems... she seems worse since I brought her back in...I may put her back out and just treat her out there and see if she does better

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I have also been treating 5 month old with Wry. I have her in the house giving her watered down chick start, vit E, vit B12, Poly Vi-Sol. She seemed better last night, ate alot of her food and vitamins, but the morning she does not like it when I pick her up. She was spiting up some food. I held her for a while and put her back in the box with towels propping her head up. I don't see her making it, but lets keep posting results. Hope we can over come this!


Edited by NewHobbyForMe - 12/15/09 at 5:15am
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I am going to start her on b 12 today...I really don't think she is gonna come out of it this time.... Last time as soon as I started her on meds she started looking better right away ..I am seeing no improvement... I think its worse actually... I am willing to try for as long as she needs

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my little chick got much worse when I brought her in, secluded her and tried to treat. I decided it was easiest to just teat all of them as the vitamins won't hurt anyway.

I put the recommended dose for a gallon of poultry drench or the vitamins/electrolytes (switched it up and every other day added a vitamin B complex and 6 vitamin e pills ... she's doing much better now - doesn't have the episodes unless something startles her... she hasn't had any vitamins for 2 days - they will get some tonight.

I don't know exactly know what her problem was - she doesn't hold her head *normal* now it's tucked in kind of like a candy cane - but she's walking forwards and not flipping over so I'll take it smile

I don't know if she'll be like this forever, or get worse, or better - I'm hoping for better!

"People who count their chickens before they are hatched, act very wisely, because chickens run about so absurdly that it is impossible to count them accurately" Oscar Wilde
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"People who count their chickens before they are hatched, act very wisely, because chickens run about so absurdly that it is impossible to count them accurately" Oscar Wilde
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I have a question... can  you put polyvi sol in their water and f so how much per gallon?

post #8 of 9

it can be added to their water.
I add 2 droppers full per gallon and give in a plastic container/waterer
I have also been treating one with something similar, but I believe mine was injured (never found a bruise though)

We only have Large Fowl: Light Brahma, Barred Rock,  NHR, Black Sex Link, EE, Light Brahma x Barred Rock (F1) Columbian Rocks
2 Rottweilers, 1 newfie cross!  Exotic Aviary, & Betta Fish. http://rtpoultrynthings.weebly.com/   http://www.facebook.com/RonnyTaylor
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We only have Large Fowl: Light Brahma, Barred Rock,  NHR, Black Sex Link, EE, Light Brahma x Barred Rock (F1) Columbian Rocks
2 Rottweilers, 1 newfie cross!  Exotic Aviary, & Betta Fish. http://rtpoultrynthings.weebly.com/   http://www.facebook.com/RonnyTaylor
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post #9 of 9

She probably got hit or pecked on the head.  There's a good chance the brain injury will resolve and she will be back to normal

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RUNS WITH CHICKENS               

 

            Marek's FAQ  Nambroth's really BIG one!

 

            How to send a bird for a necropsy    by Casportpony

         

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