IT"S NOT WRY NECK!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by happyhippiechik, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. happyhippiechik

    happyhippiechik Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a chicken, cockerel to be exact. He's 10 weeks old now. I got him from well intended neighbors that tried to incubate for the first time but didn't turn the egg. He has a neck that is "S" shaped. It curves down, to the left and then right. He tries to hold his head up but cannot get it up very far. He holds it totally upside down a lot. He's eating and drinking okay, but I have noticed if there is something small, like a mealworm, he pecks but misses it. Does anyone have any experience with this kind of condition? Is there a neck support I can buy or make for him? He can't even get up on a perch to sleep with the others. He has difficulty preening too, so I've been "helping" with that as much as he'll allow.
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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Failure to turn the eggs results in intestines being on the outside, not neck deformities. His problem has probably been caused due to vitamin deficiency. I'm not sure anything can be done this late, but I sure would be giving that cockerel vitamins every day. He needs A, the B's, and E, so I would probably give him PolyVisol baby vitamins 2 drops a day in his feed. Other wise you could give chicken vitamins in the water if you would rather. I've never seen this before, unless it really is a chronic form of wry neck.
     
  3. happyhippiechik

    happyhippiechik Out Of The Brooder

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    I will definitely give it another try. I was doing the vitamins for the first few weeks but didn't see anything change. Then when I feel his neck, it has definite curves in the structure. How do you administer vitamin E and how much? I have the polyvisol. What about selenium? I think that was another supplement mentioned. Thanks!
     
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