can anyone help me determine if my rooster has wryneck?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chuckEboy, Mar 26, 2015.

  1. chuckEboy

    chuckEboy Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 22, 2014
    I posted earlier that red seemed to have a broke neck but he seems to be ok but cant lift his head. I dont see any signs that he was atracked or fighting just cant pick up his head.
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Posting a picture of him may help. Wry neck is really a symptom, not a disease. It can be a result of a head or neck injury, a neurological diseases such as Mareks or avian leukosis, from vitamin deficiency (especially as a chick,) or from infections causing brain inflammation. I would start him on vitamins (B1, E, and selenium) and limit any noise or stress if possible. Sometimes adding water to the feed to make it the consistacy of oatmeal, and wrapping them in a towel while feeding them out of a bowl will help if they aren't able to eat well. Here is a good link to read about wry neck:

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