chicks neck turns all way..

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bensteph821, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. bensteph821

    bensteph821 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a silky that is in a wired brooder. The other day ny son brought it in and he looks fine until it tries to turn neck to the left, then his neck turns upside and crooked. Almost looking straight up. Very weird. Anybody ever encounter this? Doesn't seem to be in pain. Eating and drinking....
     
  2. Ducklvr

    Ducklvr Out Of The Brooder

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    Interesting, I've never seen/heard about this, I think someone had a problem simalar to this though, maybe a vitamin defincancy?

    Hopefully someone else will help you better than I can.....
     
  3. bensteph821

    bensteph821 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We thought maybe was from him getting his neck stuck in the fence????? No clue:-(
     
  4. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    Search for wry neck. You can treat it if that is what it is. Don't delay though.
     
  5. lincolnsilkies

    lincolnsilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could be wry neck or he may have some swelling on the brain causing it or could be a vitamin defincancy you could do a search on twisted neck or wry neck and there are several ways to treat this they dont always work but it's worth a try
     
  6. bensteph821

    bensteph821 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! Never heard of wry neck....vitamin deficiency not so sure about...we have many chicks and eat all the same thong..never saw this before. I will search though and see..
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Silkies, especially ones with vaulted skulls are very prone to head injuries. The twisted neck is very common with them, also walking backwards, inability to lift the head etc. Some need injections (steroid) to reduce swelling of the brain, I've been told. I'm sure you will receive great advice on here but, if not please do contact a vet.
     

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