dizzy rooster

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Dave760, Dec 3, 2016.

  1. Dave760

    Dave760 New Egg

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    hi all i have a rooster that turns his head completely upside down and not sure but i think he puts himself to sleep he doesn't roost he stays on the ground at night so when i go out and lock the flock in i pick him up and put him in the house and next morning he is okay and sometimes he stays in the house til i help him down when he jumps off the house floor to the ground about two feet he turns in circles and sometimes upside down he seems normal through the day it doesn't seem to bother him but this is a new one on me anyone else ever come across this before
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.

    Can you post some photos or a video?
    How old is he?

    It could be something like Wry Neck.
    Give him some Vitamin E and selenium, I believe Poultry Nutri-Drench has both of these ingredients, but check the label.

    Make sure he is staying hydrated and eating well.
     
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  3. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is 100% Wry neck as @Wyorp Rock said.

    Buy Vitamin E and selenium at Walgreen or any other drug store.



    Vitiman E-200iu


    Selnium-25mcg

    Make sure he is getting food/water.
     
  4. Dave760

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    ok got the stuff and got him penned up how long do i need to do it
     
  5. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep treatment going until he is cured.It is highly recommended to keep treatment going for a week after being cured just lower doses gradually.If you dont do that it will more than likely come back.Just don't exceed the selenium dosage it is very toxic.
     
  6. Dave760

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    the only selenium i found was 200 mcg tablets i got the nutri drench but it doesnt have it in there
     

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