Crooked Neck

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mariahlyn, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. Mariahlyn

    Mariahlyn New Egg

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    My Delaware hen, Quasimodo, had a backwards head and hump back when I bought her, she was 2 days old. She is now 6 months old and laying almost daily. Can anyone tell me why or what caused it? She can look forwards a lot better now then when she was a chick, but she still can't look up. I'm thinking she got stepped on when she was young and put her neck out of place. She is super sweet! Please no culling advice. Thank you.

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  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! It does look like some kind of deformity but she seems to look well even with that. You might like to pop over to the emergencies injuries disease section, here is the link ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures
    I've not seen this before but I'm sure members there will be able to help you.

    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us.

    Hope everything turns out ok,

    CT
     
  4. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around the run. She is beautiful in her own way. Not only that, she is healthy and I can tell dearly loved. :thumbsup
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    There is no good reason to cull her - sounds like she is doing fine. Glad you didn't cull her - some folks are too trigger happy and just don't like to deal with any problem.
     
  6. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Glad you kept her (what a name, lol)!
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. Mariahlyn

    Mariahlyn New Egg

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    I have a chicken with Wry Neck. I couldn't find vitamin E and Selenium together for chickens so I bought some that is for Equine (horses) in pellet form. I can't find anywhere the dosage amount to give to my sweet chick. Please help!
     
  9. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    Looks a lot like wry neck to me. I've always used NutriDrench to fix that.
     
  10. Mariahlyn

    Mariahlyn New Egg

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