Chicken with twisted neck?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rnoss, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. rnoss

    rnoss New Egg

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    My hen seems to be walking with her head and neck twisted. She seems to be eating and drinking and straightens her neck out once in a while, but not for long. My daughter calls her the "Exorcist Hen"!
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Try giving her some vitamin B. Crush a tablet into powder and sprinkle it on her feed to eat.
     
  3. lamelde

    lamelde Out Of The Brooder

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    Did the vitamin B help - I just found a twisted neck cockerel in my flock today.
     
  4. rockingbearanch

    rockingbearanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had luck alternating or offering both a vitamin B water and a molasses water. I'd also check that they have enough space, no one is getting picked on, no hidden mold or unsanitary conditions, a bug infestation. They have access to calcium. It seems when one gets weak it was something overlooked. Improving the situation helps turn it around. Good luck!
     

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