I think my pullet has wry neck...help.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Pretty Birds, May 13, 2019.

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  1. Pretty Birds

    Pretty Birds Songster

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    It has been a week that she has been on the medicine you instructed me to give her. She has have a crooked neck for over two weeks, and there is no improvement. Is there anything else I can do for her?
     
  2. Eggcessive

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    Is she getting enough to eat and drink on her own, or are you feeding her? Wry neck is just a symptom, and as @Wyorp Rock pointed out, it can be a symptom of many different conditions. Many get better, and some do not. With some it can be hereditary. I would see if she can get along on her own okay, and if not, set a time limit on how long you can manage taking care of her. Is she with other chicks her age, or is she separated?
     
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  3. Pretty Birds

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    I give her water with a dropper multiple times a day. I also hand feed her scrabbled eggs. She is able to eat chick starter on her own. She is separate from the others.
    I am not sure what to do. She has been like this for two weeks with no improvement. How long should I give her to recover?
     
  4. Wyorp Rock

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    Can you post some photos of her?
    I'm sorry to hear she is not improving. Sometimes chickens with the symptom of Wry Neck do not recover. A lot depends on the cause.
    How much can she maneuver on her own? It sounds like for the most part you are having to hand feed/water her?
     
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    She can not do much on her own. As far as moving around she drags her head on the ground while running around in backwards circles, or walks until she backs into the corner.
    Yes, I am mostly hand feeding her.
     
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    Above is a picture of when this first happened.

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    This is her now.
     
  7. Wyorp Rock

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    I'm so sorry! She is not improving is she:hugs
     
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  8. Henriettamom919

    Henriettamom919 Crowing

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    I'm so deeply sorry. It's looking like something genetic. No matter what you've given her so much love and care! If these last two weeks will be her final weeks she's been kept calm, warm, fed and loved and that's the best life she could have, no matter how long or short it might be :hugs:hugs:hugs
     
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  9. AmyJane725

    AmyJane725 Crowing

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    What is the dosage on the B Complex tablets? (How much per tablet before you quarter it?) Sorry she's not doing better. It's so sweet of you to take such good care of her though. She knows you love her.
     
  10. Pretty Birds

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    Not 100% sure what you mean by dosage. There is 120 mg of vitamin C per tablet.
     

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