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Help Something is wrong with my 2 or 3 week old chicken!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChickenBoy19, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. ChickenBoy19

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    My Rhode Island Red has come down to what I think is wry neck. The night before she was fine but the next day I noticed that she was not doing to well. Her neck goes into this spasm and it twists under into her chest area. I started right away looking at what it could be and i found that it could be wry neck. I started her on vitamins and plus a little of sugar in the mix as well. My farmer friend said that she should be euthanize but I won't unless she really needs it . I'm really scared and am crying about everything.
     
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  2. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She could have wry neck. She could also be having seizures.

    Either way, if the behavior continues, I would put her down.

    Is it possible she got into something toxic, like peeling lead paint, lead shot, rat poison, or styrofoam?

    MrsB
     
  3. ChickenBoy19

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    She was near Styrofoam. I also let her outside before all this. There was broken glass on the ground. Which I saw and picked it up and threw it away right away. I also noticed some dried blood and scabs on top of her feet. How long do you think I should just try and if all goes bad put her down?
     
  4. ChickenBoy19

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    Also does wry neck cause the chicken pain?
     
  5. MrsBrooke

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    Wry neck can be treated with Vitamin E and Selenium. With wry neck, the chick often gazes up and can't eat or drink.

    Head twisting under sounds more like Newcastle's or a seizure.

    Has she had repeated episodes?

    MrsB
     
  6. ChickenBoy19

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    Well the "spasms" or "seizures" happen every five to ten minutes more or less and when that happens she walks backwards. She chirps a lot and when I go to pick her up during the episode she still is aware I think but it could also be just noise being made from the episode.
     
  7. MrsBrooke

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    I would probably end her suffering.

    I'm sorry for your troubles. :(

    MrsB
     
  8. ChickenBoy19

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    Ok I'll think it over. Thank you for all your support. Has anything like this happen to you?
     
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