chick suddenly with neck twitches after cleaning brooder?

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  1. PompomTheoAndMP

    PompomTheoAndMP Out Of The Brooder

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    hey yall, I was cleaning out my brooder and as I was putting the chicks back I noticed my Delaware would occasionally sort of jerk her head to the side of towards her body? it only lasts a few seconds and there's no other symptoms, she's responsive and eats and drinks fine. no other chicks seem to have this problem either. beforehand I fed them moistened feed if that helps. I currently have her separated, is there any way to treat her?
     
  2. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    Yes. Selenium and vitamin E. Do a search on "wry neck" to get the precise dosage.
     
  3. PompomTheoAndMP

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    i can try the vitamin E but she can hold her head up fine, unlike what you'd see in wry neck. could wry also cause them to jerk their heads in and to the side?
     
  4. FamilyFarmCO

    FamilyFarmCO Just Hatched

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    I have never heard of that. I hope she's ok. Good luck
     
  5. PompomTheoAndMP

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    here's a video I took, I also noticed her crop is pretty hard. is it possible that it's impacted crop? how would I treat that?
     
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  6. PompomTheoAndMP

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    ok so I heard massaging the crop can help chicks if their having trouble and I did that. she was fine for about 40 min or so then she started twitching again, albeit not as often or for as long. hopefully it's just digestion troubles, still open to any advice!
     
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