Chickens head Comes out on the right side of the chest HELP!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MasterOfClucker, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Like a normal chicken there head would be straight,coming out in the middle of its body.but not mine......Pictures

    Please tell me whats wrong










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  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Has he been like this since hatch? Could be a deformity, if it's physically twisted and has been like this since hatch. Otherwise, wry neck, Marek's, or a neurological issue could be the cause.
     
  3. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He has been a little weird since hatch but hasn't been as bad
     
  4. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Does it physically feel like the bone and spine are abnormal? What happens if you try to gently move it towards the center of the body?
     
  5. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It will move to the place i want it to go but when i release it will fall back to the same place
     
  6. Eggcessive

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    It's probably wry neck (torticolis, crook neck.) It can be a symptoms of head injury, vitamin E deficiency, Mareks disease, and many others. Vitamin E and selenium are usually given for treatment daily. Selenium is found in egg, tuna, sunflower seeds and many other foods. Poultry Nutridrench contains both selenium and E, and dosage is 2-3 ml daily by mouth or in food.
     
  7. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have been giving him vitamin e for a week or 2 now
     
  8. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What food would you recommend giving him daily
     

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