Crooked neck

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ascott1978, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. ascott1978

    ascott1978 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have a Dominique (sp?) chick that is about a week old. Everything was normal until this morning. For some reason it has a crooked neck now. Head is turned in one direction and isn't returning to a normal position.

    What could be causing this?
     
  2. ascott1978

    ascott1978 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Additional symptoms...

    It just started that a while ago today. It also gets to going backwards and can't stop and holds it head down and then it's heads twists around and it does a flip then gets back up and stands there looking with it's head sideways.
     
  3. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Florida
    I have a black polish roo that started that at three weeks. We figured he fell and hurt his neck. I gave him baby polyvisol vitamins without iron. I also put him in his own little coop with a hen He is now just going to turn 1 year. He still has his crooked neck and walks mainly in circles but he he has a good life. I consider him my special needs chicken lol Just lately he has started to get testy. When I go into his coop to feed he will attack my legs. Of course he does this going in circles so its easy to avoid but I can't believe with all the attention he got growing up that he would try to attack me. lol As long as i can sidestep him I will put up with it.lol
     
  4. bananakaygirl

    bananakaygirl Out Of The Brooder

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    You might try some sort of electrolyte or vitamin supplement.
    This will aid them in the healing process.
    Be careful with the vitamins,though. (There can be too much of a good thing!)

    Try holding her neck straight.

    Is she eating/drinking normally?
    Are the other chickens messing with her at all?
    Is there some sort of stress in the environment?
     
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2012

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