4 week old silkie chick suddenly holding head between legs, swinging it back and forth

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChcknLttle, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. ChcknLttle

    ChcknLttle Just Hatched

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    Hey guys, I'm at a loss

    One of my 4 week old silkie hens is having trouble. She was perfectly fine this morning when I left for work. I went in to check on them when I got home (and to take them outside for the first time) but this one girl was laying with her head under her body... I thought it was just a quarky chicken at first, but now she's walking that way, and barely responding to me when I "bug" her, to get her to run/flap/whatever (show energy)...
    What could be causing this?
    How can I treat her?
    Should I separate her from the other girls?
     
  2. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    Sounds kind of like Wry Neck. Does it look like it's stuck down there?
    I'd start treating asap!
     

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