wry neck

  1. L

    Can wry neck be cured in adult birds?

    Hi everyone. I recently adopted an unwanted Silkie rooster. His ring shows him to be around three years of age. He has wry neck. He eats and drinks okay but he falls over if he tries to run or mate with the hens. His crooked neck seems to put him off balance and makes him fall over. He doesn't...
  2. electrycmonk

    Silkie w/ Wry Neck, time to put her down?

    So, I'm feeling "stuck." I'm not certain of what caused her wry neck issue but, in my effort to rescue/fix/heal the situation I ended up with an aspiration complication. (Heavy sigh) I need to ask what is the best/quickest/clean method of putting her down. I am not looking forward to this...
  3. Graceeelizabeth5

    Runner Duckling Issues!

    So we just hatched 3 runner ducklings. One is super healthy, another has wry neck. And the other WAS healthy and then out of no where today lost ALL function of her body except for her head. They've been given niacin, probiotics, and electrolytes since hatch. The "bentneckducky" runs around...
  4. K

    Can I help wry neck chick late?

    I have a 4 week old quail with wry neck. In its first week that I noticed it had wry neck I was giving it vitamin e with eggs and rooster booster in her water. After a week she wasn’t improving and I started to forget to give her the vitamins regularly. She is now about 2 weeks into it. Is there...
  5. Brandysanderson

    Wry Neck

    I have a 3 month old Cochin frizzle bantam cockerel. Today my husband and I noticed he has wry neck. We had to research his symptoms to figure out what is wrong with him. We read that a Vitamin E and Selenium deficiency could be the cause for this. We honestly do not know if it was caused by an...
  6. HappyWarrior

    Possible Wry neck Chick

    Good Morning, I'm very new to raising chickens and this was my first hatch of chicks so please forgive my silly questions and most likely incorrect use of terms. I have a little chick who has been a bit of a project since it's pipped (I've named it Squishy) Squishy had trouble hatching he was...
  7. K

    How much Vit E and Selenium for Wry Neck????

    I have a small 1 week old quail chick with wry neck. I have vitamin e and selenium supplements but I don’t know how much to give her.
  8. jsullivan704

    Polish chick with possible wry neck

    So i have some polish and silkie chicks right now, around 8 weeks old. Back when they were around 2 weeks I had a polish chick that almost died, like it wouldn't even lift its head up refused to eat or drink. I spent days nursing it back to health, expecting to find it dead every time I would...
  9. A

    Sad . . . Chick in Egg Had Neck Twisted. What’s going on?

    hi guys. So it was with sadness that one chick that was incubating was dead when it wasn’t moving for three days in egg. I opened the egg and the chick was dead with its neck twisted. I don’t know how it happened so I researched and thought it could be the beginning stages of wry neck. It was...
  10. Marrionna

    Can wry neck caused by trauma be cured?

    I have a polish rooster that ended up fighting with the other rooster recently and one roo just has plucked feathers off his head making him just look very funny but he’s fine. The other however has developed what I believe to be wry neck. He doesn’t act like he’s in pain although when he gets...
  11. Birdsandnerds

    What's Wrong With My Muscovy?

    So I hope this is the appropriate area to ask for help. I wasn't quite sure. So sorry ahead of time if I posted in the wrong place. Anyways, I got some Muscovies ducklings about two months ago from a farm that I wasnt to sure about. My biggest issue with the farm was they didnt provide any of...
  12. tothemoon

    Chicken supplement - wry neck

    I have a bantam polish chicken with wry neck, not sure if it is a brain injury or vit deficiency. What I am wondering is if I can get some info on how much vit E and selenium I should be giving her (adult bantam hen) and how to feed it to her. Also, what else should I be feeding her to keep her...
  13. G

    Suspected Wry Neck - Treatment?

    Hi, I have a 9yr old Australorp hen and noticed when I went to lock her up tonight that her head is slightly tilted to the side. She seems to be able to balance ok (though not well) at this stage and was still able to eat. From my research she may have wry neck. Nothing has changed in terms of...
  14. E

    2nd time with wry neck... This time is much worse

    I have three silky / egger cross breeds. At about 2 months of age, one of them got wry neck. This happened within a day or two of her flying into a wall. We assumed it was due to head trauma. It was terrifying and devastating. But, she was still able to walk around and eat by herself. We...
  15. Kcerquozzi

    Update: guinea’s with wry neck

    Hi everyone! Just wanted to post an update because I am OVER THE MOON! :celebrate My previous thread - https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/wry-neck-in-my-guinea’s.1322543/ The next morning I noticed that one of the guinea’s was acting much better. She was walking around, eating, drinking...
  16. Kcerquozzi

    Wry neck in my guinea’s?!

    Hi everyone! I’m still a fairly new chicken-mom. Every time I feel like I’m getting the hang of things and my chicks are all happy and healthy, something else happens! :th Amongst my half-a-dozen chickens, I also have 4 guinea fowls, I’d say about 3 months old. We have recently transitioned...
  17. 3

    Pekin Duckling with a major problem

    Hello! So i’ve been incubating my pekin duck eggs and 4 recently hatched but one baby stood out from all of the rest, he was born with a severe case of Wry Neck. Here is a video of him before I started treating: I started treating by making a special formula with Filtered water, chick starter...
  18. L

    Wry neck 9 week old Brahma

    I took in a chick born on Easter who's head is hung down and twisted to the side. She lifts it enough to eat and drink, but her flock started picking on her. She came to me and I have her with a 3 week old chick. From what I've read it sounds like wry neck due to muscular strain while in the...
  19. L

    Gosling with wry neck

    I went to get my lone gosling a friend from a local breeder and one of the babies had wry neck and she said she was going to cull him. I asked if I can give him a chance instead. I’ve been giving vitamin E, neck massage, daily exercise, tried handmade splints but nothing seems to be working...
  20. m1chelle1

    Wry neck from INJURY/fighting

    Hello BYC fam, So ive got what I feel is a strange case of wry neck (at least, for me it is) I know its from injury, my chickens have been fighting quite a bit. They are all 5 weeks old and seem to have...and interesting flock dynamic. Needless to say my favorite pullet Harriett, has injury...
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