can anyone help?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sleepdeprived, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. sleepdeprived

    sleepdeprived New Egg

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    Hi all I'm new here, I'm hoping somebody might know what is wrong with my female white silky, she started the other day doing this strange kinda thing with her head/neck where it looks like she's spinning it around, and then today I've gone to check on her and her head was drooping, well sort of just like it was too heavy for her so she just flopped her head down in the coop and she keeps shaking her head about, she looks so sad, I've brought her inside for now and put her in a box but I don't really want to keep her in long term because my other 5 are still outside and she's never been away from them.[​IMG]
     
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Have you felt her crop?
     
  3. sleepdeprived

    sleepdeprived New Egg

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    Everything feels okay and she's still eating too
     
  4. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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  5. sleepdeprived

    sleepdeprived New Egg

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    No I haven't I will have a look for some, but do you know what could be wrong with her?
     
  6. rebrascora

    rebrascora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A vitamin deficiency can cause this, so that (Nutri Drench) is the simplest thing to start with. Silkies are particularly prone to it. Unfortunately it may take several weeks to cure even if it is just caused by a vitamin deficiency. Just out of curiosity, are you using medicated feed? If so, I would stop, as the medication in it blocks thiamine which is a B vitamin. Your chickens should have developed some resistance to coccidiosis now and therefore medicated feed should no longer be necessary. Stopping the medicated feed will allow the bird to get the maximum benefit from the Nutri-Drench.

    There are other diseases that can cause wry neck, but lets just hope at this stage it is a vitamin deficiency as that is the easiest to treat.
     
  7. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    It does sound like wry neck...rebrascora has given you some good advice, I hope it helps.

    Best of luck to you!
     
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, sleepdeprived, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! Hope your chicken is okay! Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!
     
  9. Amber881

    Amber881 New Egg

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    Sorry about your chicken. I agree it sounds like wry neck, but could be an ear infection too. One of mine experienced this and nothing helped until I gave her a heavy dose of antibiotics.
     
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  10. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! There is an unbelievable source of great knowledge on here and wonderful, friendly folks! I do hope you'll make yourself at home here and enjoy it as much as I have! :frow

    ~Cuz
     

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