In the Brooder
- Sep 21, 2018
^^ THIS^^This sounds like the neurological signs of wry neck. Wry neck can cause a twisted neck, walking in circles or backward, and may be a symptom of head or neck injury, vitamin E or thiamine (B1) deficiency, and can be seen in some diseases, such as Mareks, respiratory diseases, and others. The usual treatment is to separate them and help them to get enough to eat and drink with their neck symptoms. Treat with vitamins—E 400 micrograms daily, plus a poultry vitamin with E, and some cooked egg or tuna for selenium. Poultry Nutridrench or Poultry Cell vitamins has all of that, but it still requires more E. You can open a 400 mcg capsule onto food.
Mareks disease may present this way, so do you know if she was vaccinated? You may want to mix up a very wet mash of chicken feed with water, and hold her to try and get as much into her several times a day if she cannot eat and drink on her own. Here is some reading about Mareks: