Point of Lay Pullet with possible neck issue

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dochockin, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. dochockin

    dochockin New Egg

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    Hi,

    One of our younger hens has developed an odd condition. I've attached a picture of the hen in her isolation space. At first I thought it was a crop issue, but with further investigation it seems her neck has become 'S' shaped. As I understand it the crop is lower in the chest area. When I stretch out her neck, the chest area seems normal, and the neck feels extremely curved, into an 'S' shape. She's been like this for just over a week.

    Is this crook neck (wry neck)? We've been treating it as such, with Vitamin E, rest, electrolytes and isolation.

    Is my diagnosis correct? What else could it be?

    Thanks!

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  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    it does look like an impacted crop, maybe so large its forcing her neck back? is she eating and drinking? any other symptoms?
     
  3. dochockin

    dochockin New Egg

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    She is eating and drinking, without problems. She's also pooping regularly.

    Other symptoms: She was walking with wobbly legs a few days ago before I brought her in and started the electrolyte/vitamin e regime. The wobbles seem to have cleared up.
     
  4. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    i dont know what this is . hopfully someone with exp. will step in
     
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