Kinky back help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pray4tilly, Jul 3, 2016.

  1. pray4tilly

    pray4tilly New Egg

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    I am pretty sure my 3 month old hen has kinky back. She doesnt move much and when the does it either bacwards or she is using her wings for stability. She eats and drinks very well when it is near. Does anyone have any hope stories? Or ideas that will help my little tilly?
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.

    Can you post a video of her actions, photos may help as well.
    What type of food/treats do you feed?
    Was she vaccinated for Marek's?

    Could be a Vitamin E deficiency, you can find poultry vitamins at your local feed store, get one that has VitamineE and Selenium.
    It also could be something like Marek's disease or a neurological disorder.

    Here's some reading for you:

    VITAMINS:
    http://www.tillysnest.com/2014/03/vitamin-deficiencies-in-backyard-chicks-html/
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/articles/3508/importance-of-vitamins-in-poultry-production/

    MAREK'S
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/the-great-big-giant-mareks-disease-faq

    MAREK'S VIDEO

     
  3. pray4tilly

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    [​IMG]Hope this helps.
     
  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Poor thing.
    What treatment(s) if any, have you tried?
    Were you able to get any vitamins for her?
    Is she still eating /drinking /pooping?
    She looks a bit swollen or is that just how she is laying?
     
  5. pray4tilly

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    I think it is just the picture. She eats and drink very well. I make sure to bring it to her now and then. She also poops good. She has not been vaccinated for mereks. I havnt noticed a change in the other chickens, but i am not sure how fast it speads. The only thing i have tried is adding vitamins and electrolytes to her water. IT has been a week since she hasnt "stood" up on her ankles. She hasnt used her feet at all in the past 7 days. She also only opens one eye.
     
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