Chick Born With A Crooked Neck

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tonya1976, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. tonya1976

    tonya1976 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there anything we can do for her? She was born 3 days ago. Any advice on what is wrong or what to do? Thanks[​IMG]

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  2. ChickensAreSweet

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    Could be wry neck.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/592825/chick-with-wry-neck-treated/10
    see to end of video if interested

    For starters, if it were me, I'd try vitamins. (See end of video.)

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/97121/lets-talk-wry-neck-crook-neck

    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/publications/6/diseases-of-poultry/216/vitamin-bi-deficiency

    http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.jsp?cfile=htm/bc/206934.htm

    Wry neck can also be from infection, injury, or disease (twisted neck). Given how young your little one is, I'd definitely get some Poly vi sol without iron (baby vitamins) and try it out- search BYC for dosage as I haven't given this before.

    Feed stores do sell poultry vitamins but I don't know if they have the B vitamins in them. Also vit E and selenium.
     
  3. tonya1976

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    The neck is always crooked she doesn't straighten it at all. It's like she is looking at everything upside down all the time. Looking at the video it does not appear to be stargazing. So we have no clue as to what it could be.
     
  4. tonya1976

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    She came out of the egg with her neck crooked.
     

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