Adult chicken with wry neck after getting fowl pox

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by itsallnew, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. itsallnew

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    We have a chicken that had a wry neck as a baby then was fine til now. She got fowl pox and we are hand feeding and watering her. She's my daughters favorite. Any advice? I was looking it up and hoping it's not Newcastle. The other flock seem fine they are just recovering from that nasty disease. Should we separate her?
     
  2. itsallnew

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    Any help would e appreciated
     
  3. chickcrack

    chickcrack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi itsallnew. How is your hen today? Any change? I'm not familiar with fowl pox (touch wood) so no idea if it is related. How old is your chicken? Is she able to drink and eat on her own? I know there's a couple of videos on YouTube showing how to assist a chicken with wry neck. My instinct would be to separate her into a quiet and preferably dark area. Excitement seems to make wry neck symptoms worse. I have one that hatched with severe wry neck and he does relapse from time to time. I keep him on a treatment of polyvisol children's liquid vitamins (without iron), a squirt of vitamin E capsule, a 1/2 tab of crushed vitamin B complex and a tiny bit of selenium (both those later 3 are human vitamin supplements). Mine gets it once a week as a maintenance treatment. With the onset of wry neck they should get that daily. I have seen others treat with vitamins for chickens found at the feed store but I was unable to cure with that.
    If she is having difficulty drinking or eating moistened food is best as well as fruit/veg with high water content (cucumber, melon...) as well as scrambled eggs or meat for protein. Is she still laying? I hope any of this helps
     
  4. itsallnew

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    Thank you she is not better we cannot get her to eat anything solid, I've been giving her liquid egg which she manages to swallow some. Her eye has a big pox on it and is swollen shut. We've put the antibacterial cream on it but it's not getting better.
     
  5. chickcrack

    chickcrack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully someone with fowl pox knowledge can give some advice. Fingers crossed for you.
     
  6. itsallnew

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    Her eye is swollen the size of a marble and filled with puss[​IMG] I just gave her some babyfoid and water. She's holding on
     
  7. chickcrack

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    You may get better advice if you can post a pic of her eye.
     
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