Wry neck - Causes, treatment and prevention.

I love how the author made is pertinant to old school and more organic people in an easy to understand format, you get information from both sides like a well written article discussing a problem offering information on both conventional medicine and alternative medicine. It could save someones chicken if it happened while the stores were closed if they didn't already have stuff on hand to give the chick or chicken a natural head start before they could get what they needed from a vet or farm store.
Great article very helpful with options on treating.
Thank you, this is a helpful article - I've just shared it in another group where I think that's what their bird has.
Super helpful and great to know! Thank you for your helpful tips!
This is good information to hopefully prevent ever having to deal with wry neck. Thank you so much.
Found this a useful article. Came across this article on Saturday night. My hen has this condition, I commenced treatment on Monday and already see improvement. ☺
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Just had to cull a hen with wry neck and I didn’t really know much about it.
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Thanks for writing this article! It’s going to be really helpful in the future.
Great tips.
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One of my chicks was suffering from this (among other things, she was also toppling over and couldn’t walk, had a severe case of pasty butt, etc., as I believe she came from an unhealthy/poorly fed mother). I was advised to cull her- but I just couldn’t do it. I used the polvisol baby drops (without iron like you mentioned) and molasses on boiled egg yolk -the latter two several times a day, and the vitamins twice a day as your article states, along with chick starter medicated feed. Perhaps because I researched, found that information, and acted quickly, there was marked improvements in less than a week! She ended up being a very healthy (and cocky and chatty) little silver duck wing OEB- and my favorite and most special little girl. Her name is Midge. :) (As in “midget”- she was smaller than is even normal for an OEB from starting out her little life sick.) We bonded thru the experience of getting her better. Anyway just wanted to add that egg yolk is always really good for baby chicks too, (and that vitamin defincencies are the cause/cure of MANY problems in chicks/chickens) as it’s what nature intended, and has everything a chick/chicken needs. She got the yolks from the eggs of my very healthy, well fed girls which were obviously a lot better than the yolk her poor mom provided. So sad! But glad to see you put this info out here and all in one place! Wish I’d had found it then, as it took literally hours of research over the course of two days, to find it myself. (That research did lead to my first discovery of BYC, tho- and it’s been a godsend! So imperative for people raising chickens/birds!!) Thanks for all you BYC contributors do! All of us out here sure appreciate you so generously sharing your knowledge and experiences!
Thank you for posting this informative guide.
Love this article! I also had no idea that wry neck could be caused by constant pecking of the head. Anyway, I really enjoyed reading it!
Good article which I hope will help a few folks out. As an Araucana addict I have a few chicks suffering from wry neck from time to time. I crush up a human vit E + selenium tablet and mix a tiny bit with 1ml of water. I then feed in a syringe with miraculous results, often within hours for young chicks. The older the bird, the longer it seems to take to have effect.
Great article highlighting the degree to which diet matters for our favorite birds.
Thank you for this. It is extremely helpful.
Gonna have to bookmark this one in case it's ever needed.
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This could be so be easily missed and potentially such an easy fix.

Diet is so important for our birds.
Very informative!
Thank you.
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I see so many posts about this, everyone with poultry should read. It's so much easier to prevent things. All it takes is some knowledge and preparing. True, not all cases can be prevented, but if only half can how many healthier, happier birds and owners would be out there.
This is helpful
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Interesting information
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