Dislocated Neck?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rosti, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. rosti

    rosti Out Of The Brooder

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    I "hijacked" a thread awhile ago about a chick I thought had a congested crop. Well, I have come to see that it is not anything to do with her crop. Take a look at this. Go down to the skeleton part. http://professorchickensdiseases.webs.com/anatomy.htm
    Trying to follow that, I made a drawing of how this chick's neck is. (By feel anyway) I'll have to post a link to the album as I can't figure out the pictures. http://s1164.photobucket.com/albums/q564/rosti2/
    It is the first 3 pictures.
    A couple of days ago, I also realized that at times, her head will actually turn upside down, and it takes her a long time to get it back how it was. I was gonna put her down but realized that she doesn't seem to be in pain, and she just acts like a normal chick although a little slower. Does anyone know what could have happened?
     
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  2. dkosh

    dkosh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for posting the pictures. I've never seen anything like that before in any of my hens. I would think even if she isn't in pain, she would have a hard time drinking and eating. She may need to be culled anyway. I'm sorry I don't have any ideas or suggestions. Good luck.
     
  3. rosti

    rosti Out Of The Brooder

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    Nope she doesn't have any trouble doing anything. That is why I decided not to put it down.
     
  4. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Try giving her a little vitamin E. how long has she been this way...
     
  5. rosti

    rosti Out Of The Brooder

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    About 2.5 weeks. How and in what form do I give Vitamin E?
     
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