Crooked neck chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by momof2redheads, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. momof2redheads

    momof2redheads Hatching

    Apr 24, 2008
    SE Michigan
    My 8 week old chicken seems to have a crooked neck. She lies her head on the floor and drags it as she walks backwards. This is at night or in the coop. While during the day and in the run she has only a sideways tilted head and has good balance. No other symptoms yet and the three other chickens seem fine.

    Has anyone any ideas?

    I've found some information on Polyneuritis which is a vitamin B deficiency which might explain the symptoms. I do not think any other sort of injury has occured, but you never know.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. pixiechick

    pixiechick Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Jonesborough, TN
    I thought my crook neck chick was a gonner, but I kept giving him poly-vi-sol and vitamin E and assisted him with eating and drinking for a few weeks. Now his neck is nice and straight. Do a search for "crookneck" on this website and you'll find lots of helpful info. Good Luck!
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  3. skeeter

    skeeter Songster

    Nov 19, 2007
    Parma Idaho
    we had 2 that had that,one lived one didnt of course the one that didnt live was my favorite hen
  4. dnaroian

    dnaroian Hatching

    Jul 29, 2008
    Belmont, NH
    I had the same thing happen a few weeks ago. I use to poly-vi-sol drops along with vitamin E 4 or 5 times a day and my little girl is much better. Her neck is almost straight again. Good Luck!!!

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