3 week chick with neck turning

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rmeltonknox, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. I have a cornish/rock chick that just started turning his neck and head funny. He is eating for now. What is this? Thanks.
  2. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

    Apr 30, 2009
    Keokuk County
    Sounds like wry neck. Wry neck can be caused by a nutritional deficiency, injury, toxicity, or can be hereditary. Sometimes they can come out of it, sometimes they adapt, and sometimes it is severe enough they need to be culled. Do a search on crook neck or wry neck and you'll probably get better answers- sorry I'm not much help.

    Good luck!
  3. fleurdujour

    fleurdujour Out Of The Brooder

    May 13, 2010
    I had a hen that this happened to about a month ago (that would make her 13 weeks). Head was hanging on ground, she could not lift it, big hook neck, and making sounds like a goose. I thought she was a goner, but checked out this site...all info on wry neck is right on and she recovered fully. Thank goodness for BYC!
  4. Thanks for the answers!

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