Hen With Twisted Neck

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by stickman, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. stickman

    stickman Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 6, 2009
    Lebanon, TN
    I just went to check on my flock and a hen that has been sitting was still in her nest but her neck is twisted making her head upside down. i picked her up and she is unable to walk or twist her neck back correctly. She is unable to eat drink or walk. Yesterday she was just fine. She is around 1 or 2 years old and has always been a good layer. she has been broody for about three months but she ha scontinued to eat and drink well. She is very alert just cant move.
    Whats going on?
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2009
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    I would guess that since she had a recent bout with broodiness, she has a vitamin deficiency. Get her on vitamins asap and you may need to assist her in drinking to get her on the mend.

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