Please Help!... A Cute Chick With Wry Neck

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SnowChik, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. SnowChik

    SnowChik Out Of The Brooder

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    So in my olden days I would have culled this chick, but for some reason I can't do it this time...She's just too cute and tough! I've been treating her for the last week with the following regimen, but her wry neck is not getting better and is almost getting worse. Here's what I've been doing so far:

    • Vitamin E-1/3 a dropper (equivalent to one Vitamin E capsule)
    • Selenium 100mg (dissolved in water)- 0.2cc
    • Turmeric Tea mixed with electrolyte/B vitamin supplement- 0.2cc

    I've been doing this treatment twice a day, as well as neck massage.

    I've honestly not tried to save a chick with wry neck before, so if you've successfully treated it I'd love to know what you used as well as the dosages.

    This little girl thanks everyone in advance for their advice!

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  2. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    I have treated for wry neck with chicks...Marmie is a success story..it took five weeks of Vitamin B, E and lots of raw egg and tuna fish...he is a very loving Rooster now..still loves his individual attention of extra treats of raw egg and his Vitamin B..not that he needs any extra supplements...he just craves attention...

    Dedication and your time is what will give your beautiful chick hopefully a new lease of life..I used a lot of " Marmite " which is very rich in the B Vitamins...apparently it is available in the U.S.A. but maybe from specialist shops...keep the faith!
     
  3. SnowChik

    SnowChik Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much, Suzie! This gives me much hope! My little girl is such a tough cutie, I've told her I'm not giving up on her.

    How much Vitamin B did you give your guy? Also-did you scramble the raw egg to give it to him? I'm going to start her on the egg and tuna tomorrow and then go to the store to get some Vitamin B. She's still eating well on her own, so hopefully she'll like the new treats.

    I really appreciate the help...have a great one!
     

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