8 week old silkie is tilting head and turn it upside down when picked up

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickykiss, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. chickykiss

    chickykiss Just Hatched

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    This silkie was vaccinated for markens but I'm worried about him I just noticed today and as I pick him up he closes his eyes I don't know what's wrong with him, also instead of poop he's just pooping clear water please help
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Can you post some photos?

    It sounds like it may be Wry Neck, this can be caused by a Vitamin E deficiency, illness or injury.
    You can try treating with Vitamin E and Selenium to see if it helps.

    He may be having trouble eating, so offer some wet chick starter and scrambled/hard boiled egg, make sure he is staying hydrated.
    You may need to help him eat, I'll post a video, if that doesn't help then you may need to tube feed him (both links below).

    WRY NECK
    http://www.raising-happy-chickens.com/wry-neck.html
    http://www.browneggblueegg.com/Article/Crookneck/Crookneck.html
    https://poultrykeeper.com/blog/diseases-common-to-silkies/

    Holding Silkie With Wry Neck To Eat:


    Tube Feeding:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/805728/go-team-tube-feeding
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2016

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