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4 month old hen with wry neck

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sire12, Dec 13, 2016.

  1. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Treatment can take weeks to really make a difference, and it's better to use a multivitamin rather than just one vitamin. Several vitamin deficiencies can manifest as wry neck. It must be delivered via dropper, orally, twice a day, everyday.
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Is that their feed? Could be that he's been picking and choosing what bits he eats, and not eating everything he should be. That may be why he has developed wryneck. I suggest a pelleted feed so that he has no choice but to get balanced nutrition with each bite. It's easier to wet down into a gruel for feeding sick birds, too.
     
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  4. Sire12

    Sire12 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah he's on growers pellets too but he doesn't eat them when offered them I was feeding it live mealworms that I had for its protein and also some cheese strings, I still have a bag of dried mealworms that I could soak and coat them with the medicine if that would be better for it, if they're all roosters though I might have to part with them unless I can figure out a way to keep them without the neighbours hating me
     
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  5. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Like @junebuggena said all cockerels.
     
  6. Sire12

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    I just learned that they can crow all through the day not just the morning.. Meaning I will most definately have to part with them.. Gutted :/
     
  7. junebuggena

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    Only offer him pelleted feed. He's not going to starve himself. A balanced feed is what he really needs. And the vitamin drops need to go straight into the mouth, and in any water that he has access to.
     
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    Will do thanks for all the help everyone, they had all been eating a well balanced diet beforehand though I just mean since he's taken ill he prefers the grain, they all eat half a bowl of fermented mixed grain and half of growers pellets with a small handful of black oil sunflower seeds every morning, then different treats throughout the week usually boiled pasta or cheese strings and the mealworms but they've ran out, they still get dried mealworms a couple times a week though, also they have one of those nipple drinkers with a dash of apple cider vinegar each time it's refilled, and they have access to the yard 24/7 (automatic door opener in the mornings) Ive tried to give them all the best quality of life possible, has anyone used the no crow rooster caller? Or know how well it works, trying to keep my chooks if possible
     
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    Never mind ive read reviews on Amazon and apparently it can kill a rooster, will be gutted if I have to part with them :'(
     
  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    They should only be fed the grower pellets, and it should be available all day long. Grains should not be mixed with the feed. Grains are high in calories but are seriously lacking in overall nutrition. That is how they develop nutrient deficiencies. You think you are spoiling them or treating them well, when the reality is that you haven't been feeding them properly and now one is having serious problems. It makes you happy to give them treats, but it's not good for them. Chickens are like little kids, given the choice they will pick dessert over dinner every time.
     

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