How should I treat 1 week old duckling with wry neck?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by keyt1969, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. keyt1969

    keyt1969 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, it appears I have a mixed duckling with wry neck. What is the best way to treat it? I want to try to treat it before I cull it. It's totally normal except for the tilted head and spinning. Sometimes it will hold it's head straight, that's why I want to try to help it.

    Any ideas are greatly appreciated!
  2. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

    Sep 20, 2009
    Pride, La.
    I don't know if you do the same thing for ducks as chickens but I gave mine poly vi sol vitamins 2 times a day and it helped after a while!! Good Luck! [​IMG]
  3. keyt1969

    keyt1969 Chillin' With My Peeps

    After looking in 3 stores, I couldn't find poly vi sol so I picked up some children's chewable vitamins. I crushed it up and put it in his food and he ate it up like it was candy! I hope that's good enough since I couldn't find the other.
  4. PtldChick

    PtldChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
    Portland, OR
    Make sure the vitamins don't have iron in them - it can poison them. Walgreens carries Poly-vi-sol no iron. Most people treat wry neck with Vitamin E, and sometimes a B complex.
  5. keyt1969

    keyt1969 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I looked for Poly vi sol and didn't find it. I remember getting it for my daughter when she was ill so I know what it looks like. The vitamins I did get doesn't have iron.

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