1. Melissalivings

    Melissalivings Out Of The Brooder

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    I picked one of my chickens out the bush and noticed her head was looking up and tilted to the side. I tjinked I kight have done it when I picked het up and I feel really bad. She is eating but im not sure if she is drinking or not. She is walking fine.
     
  2. OakHillFarm

    OakHillFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm pretty sure she fine maybe just looking up at you could you show us some pictures?
     
  3. Melissalivings

    Melissalivings Out Of The Brooder

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    Its dark and shes alsleep atm but um shes walking round like it and is sleeping with it to the side.
     
  4. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    Are you saying you picked the bird up by it's neck????
     
  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I think that she could have wry neck or crook neck. It is a neurological symptom of some diseases, vitamin deficiencies, and head injury. You can treat her with vitamins in the water, a vitamin drench, or separately give her vitamin B1 (thiamine,) vitamin E, and selenium. Selenium comes in some vitamin/mineral products, but is in eggs, tuna, and chopped Brazil nuts and sunflower seeds. She may need extra care getting enough food and water if her neck stays in spasm. Here is a bit about this, and the first link will give vitamin dosages: http://www.browneggblueegg.com/Article/Crookneck/Crookneck.html
    http://oureggbasket.blogspot.com/2013/04/wry-neck-or-crook-neck-understanding-it.html
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/97121/lets-talk-wry-neck-crook-neck
     
  6. Melissalivings

    Melissalivings Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thanks for the advice
     
  7. Melissalivings

    Melissalivings Out Of The Brooder

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    No I think she may of twished her neck in a branch
     
  8. Melissalivings

    Melissalivings Out Of The Brooder

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    We put the bully away from them for the night and this morning she seemed okay x
     

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