My chicken has wry neck? I don't know what to do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ReeseTheChick, May 30, 2011.

  1. ReeseTheChick

    ReeseTheChick Songster

    May 10, 2011
    My 4 week old chicken has wry neck and I don't know what to do.. He eats, drinks and poops just fine but I would like it if my chick could view the world at a normal angle. I don't want it to get any worse but I don't know how to fix it! Help please [​IMG]
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Glen St Mary, Florida
  3. Anianna

    Anianna Songster

    Feb 28, 2010
    N/E of Richmond, VA
    Wry neck can be due to genetic factors or a vitamin deficiency. Some breeds (like silkies) are more prone to getting it genetically, though it is my understanding that they can live with it so long as they are still able to eat and drink.

    Treat with vitamin E gel tabs with selenium and Polyvisol without iron (a liquid vitamin supplement for infants you can get at the pharmacy). Make sure the vitamin E has the selenium or it will not absorb properly. The gel tabs are liquid inside and you can break them open to give the chicken the liquid inside. If the wry neck your chicken has is caused by vitamin deficiency, this will work to correct it.

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