i think my 5 yr old hen is having seizures

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by charm, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. charm

    charm Out Of The Brooder

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    It started late last nite, her head will shake and curl under her sometimes almost to a summersalt. This will last about 30 seconds then, with her neck still under her it is like she is sleeping. She will do this for a few mins to 10 minutes. Sometimes she will b ok only a few seconds/mins before it starts again. Eventually, when she "wakes up" she is fine. Going about her regular routine. I got some antibotics and electrolites this morning for all the girls. Every1 else seems fine. I hope some1 has some good news for me. I am very worried. Thanks for any help.
     
  2. chickenzoo

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    It sounds like the beginning of wryneck...what breed is she....
    Sometimes a vitamin imbalance can bring it on or an illness....
     
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

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  4. charm

    charm Out Of The Brooder

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    Just read the wry neck post. Thanks. Seems I am doing it right. Just scramble egg for her. 1st time doing that :/ She is not eating tho. She does not seem to have the spasms/seizures like yesterday but she is "standing" on the top of her head not all balled up. I am dipping her beak in the vitiman/antibotic water about every hr until she seems tired but I'm afraid I don't no how much she should b getting. Oh she is a top hat they told me. The pic is the roo I got with her if that helps. She looks like she has a 70s afro lol. Also her feet seem cold to me. Could I put a heating pad on low under a towel for her? I just have so many questions still. I am so thankful for Ur help.
     
  5. charm

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    One more thing...I think I'm going to get some kind of dropper to feed her. I will make mash out of her food pellets.....how much & how often should I feed her? Also how much water should I give her w the dropper? Thanks
     
  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Yes a heating pad that is wrapped in something is fine.

    When you give a chicken liquids, make sure that you only introduce the liquids alongside the (side of the) beak, allowing them to slurp it up. Never pour liquids down the throat or they can aspirate.
     
  7. charm

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    I'm still just dipping her beak in the medicine. I got the dropper but got intimated by it lol. By mid morning she was doing better and restless in the cage so I let her out. She did good walking round but wouldn't eat any food except grapes and a lil egg plant. By this evening she didn't seem as good. Think ima just have to let her b restless most of the day 2moro. I sure hope this won't affect her the rest of her life. I'll work on the dropper tomorrow, I'm afraid she is not getting enough fluids. I still don't no how much she should get.
     
  8. chickenzoo

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    Vitamin E is very important for treating wry neck. You can get gel caps and dribble in in her beak or on food if shell eat. Also to keep th isolated and reduce stress as stress irritate it.
     
  9. charm

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    She seems to do better during the day outside. Having less episodes and not as severe. I have to watch her in the late afternoon cuz she does seem to get worse. Call me a fool but I'm taking her to the chicken Dr 2moro. Here is to hoping they have "the cure" thanks for all Ur help. I no it helped me a lot :D
     

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