Chicken with twisted neck

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickengirl1234, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. chickengirl1234

    chickengirl1234 Hatching

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    I have a chicken that always has its neck twisted and I don't know what is going on can someone help me to cure this problem???
     
  2. Chickensaurous

    Chickensaurous Chirping

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    Give her some vitamin B
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

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    [​IMG] How old is she and what breed? Does she have any symptoms apart from the twisted neck? Wry neck is common in silkies and may result from head injuries and/or vitamin deficiencies.

    Usually they are dosed with Polyvisol infant drops(NO IRON) available at Walmart and other pharmacies. 2 drops 3 x per day - on a bit of food, if they will eat it, or the drops put just inside their beak

    Also drops squeezed from a vitamin E capsule (can't recall dosage). In some cases they respond to prednisone .prescribed from a vet.
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Greetings from Kansas, chickengirl1234, and [​IMG]! Pleased to have you aboard! I agree with drumstick. You can also do a search for wry neck in the BYC search bar to see if it sounds like your bird. Good luck to you!
     
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging 7 Years

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    You may want to post your problems on the Emergencies section of the Forum as well
     
  6. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Crowing

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    I use polyvisol vitamins without iron. I put a couple drops in the palm of my hand then guide their beak to drink it.

    I've had 3 hens now that had wry neck. Usually it only takes a few days of vitamins, but my last chick took 3-4 weeks of vitamins. The last chick was hatched with wry neck too. The vitamins are in any general store and infant vitamins. I always keep them on hand even for the adults for emergencies.
     
  7. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Songster 5 Years

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    Welcome to the site! Best of luck with your chick, I hope the vitamins help sort everything out
     
  8. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Crowing Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  9. chickengirl1234

    chickengirl1234 Hatching

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    She is about 4-5 months old and yesterday she was attacked by the other chickens so I removed her. I am not sure what breed she is but she is definitely not a silkie. I have taken her out to have some grass and she seemed fine but if I grab her or put her with other chickens she twists her neck
     
  10. chickengirl1234

    chickengirl1234 Hatching

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    She is about 4-5 months old and yesterday she was attacked by the other chickens so I removed her. I am not sure what breed she is but she is definitely not a silkie. I have taken her out to have some grass and she seemed fine but if I grab her or put her with other chickens she twists her neck
     

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