- Jan 21, 2016
Good afternoon, I went to let my girls out this morning and one of my original girls - around 6 years old - was in the floor of the coop. She was alive, but could not stand or walk. I immediately picked her up and her neck flailed backwards and then downwards. I brought her inside, immediately gave her electrolytes. She was alive and would swallow as I fed her the electrolytes with a syringe. I covered her in a towel in a quiet room. I heard her flopping around, so I ran in there, thinking the electrolytes were kicking in. But she immediately straightened her legs out to the side, held her head up and it almost looked like she was having a seizure. She shook for 5 seconds or so, then died. I have no idea what happened to her. Is it normal for older hens like her to get wry neck? Could this have been anything else? I am worried about the rest of my flock. Any thoughts and/or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!