HELP me please! Chicken has crooked neck and twisted toes

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by goldeneggtees, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

    Mar 11, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    2 year old hen was found lying on it's side with twisted neck and curled toes. This seems to have happened just today, she seemed fine yesterday as far as anyone can tell. Does anyone have any advice on what it could it be and how we can help. We have access to vet help. Is this wry neck or possible mareks?

    Is wry neck caused by moldy feed?
     
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  2. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

    Mar 11, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    Sorry to bump but can anyone help? This isn't one of my chickens thankfully but it is my elderly neighbor's hen and I'd like to help her figure out what is wrong!

    Thanks in advance!
     
  3. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

    Mar 11, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    Hmmm, can't anyone help here?
     
  4. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how is she now? is she eating drinking? has she laid an egg recently? does her vent look different?
     
  5. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

    Mar 11, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    I believe she is the same but was told she ate very well when my neighbor put special treats by her. Not sure if she she has laid an egg and doubt my elderly neighbor knows either. Our mutual friend who is a vet went by after work and checked on her. I think she will be able to figure out what happened or is happening.
     
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  6. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, i hope she gets better!
     
  7. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

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    we had a rooster with similar symptoms. I figured wry neck or neurological issues. He lived a month before he died. We performed tube feedings, supplemented vitamins, etc.

    I hope your bird makes it!
     
  8. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

    Mar 11, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    Thanks Silkie Chicken Lover, me too!!!!!!!!
     
  9. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

    Mar 11, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    I'm sorry to hear this news, I was hoping with some vits, she'd get better, I feel sad for my neighbor, she's had a very rough year so far and loves her hens.

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    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

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