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Naked neck is sick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by glrdds, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. glrdds

    glrdds New Egg

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    I have a 6 week old naked neck who is just staring at the floor her neck is turned down she won't lift her head up. Can someone please give me some guidance? Thank you.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    A picture would really help. There is a condition called wry neck or crook neck that is neurological, sometimes from a head injury, vitamin deficiency, and in certain diseases. It is treated with limiting stimulation and giving vitamin B1 (thiamine) vitamins E, and selenium. Sometime prednisone is also used. This may not be what you are describing, but he is a picture:
     

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