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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by joe e, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. joe e

    joe e New Egg

    Feb 16, 2015
    Found one of my barred rocks on the floor she sits with head back sometimes swings it side to side eyes close
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Welcome to BYC. That sounds like a symptom of wry neck, which is a neurological symptom that can be a result of a vitamin deficiency, a head injury, or from certain diseases such as Mareks. Other symptoms can be a twisted neck, walking backwards or in circles, or stargazing. I would get some poultry vitamins that contain vitamin B1 (thiamine,) vitamin E, and selenium. Selenium, a mineral, is found in egg, ground meat, fish, and nuts. I would also check the crop to make sure it is emptying overnight. Here is a link about wry neck: http://www.browneggblueegg.com/Article/Crookneck/Crookneck.html
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2015

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