8 week old EE chick turning neck around strangely

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cochinbantam-lover, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. cochinbantam-lover

    cochinbantam-lover Songster

    May 1, 2009
    My EE chicks are now about 8 weeks old or so and they have been doing well, I got them from MPC. I was just going to bring them outside to the coop. when I came to feed them last night one had her head bent down in front of her like under her chest area. I picked her up and her neck started like turning, i set her down and she like put it down again. I dipped her beak in some yogurt and she ate some I thinkI have never seen anything like this before. They were vac for Mareks. Please help me what do I do, she is with 5 others that aren't doing this. Today she is like just holding it down a little but she doesn't have it down like last night and she is like walking around ok. I have them on med starter and corncob bedding. She seems alright but what would cause this, thoughts please!!
    Thanks very much!
  2. fourfeathers

    fourfeathers Songster

    Mar 7, 2008
    Western Kentucky
    Do a Search on Wry Neck, Limberneck and/or crooked neck. Can be caused by different things, but that is what it sounds like from the brief description.

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