Polish chick with Wry Neck.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Arztwolf, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. Arztwolf

    Arztwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My little week old Polish chick, Flick, developed Wry Neck last night. I had him drinking Turmeric Tea til I could go to the store to get Vit E and Selenium tablets.

    What brand/type works best? How do I get it into the chick?

    I've never dosed a chicken before.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    I would get some Poultry Nutri-Drench or Poultry Cell tonic and give 1 ml by mouth daily. It contains both E and selenium, and other electrolytes, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Open it's beak by pulling down on chin feathers, and give a drop at a time, while releasing the chin feathers to let it swallow. If you can find that, just use any poultry vitamin (SaveAChick, Rooster Boster, ect.) in the water, and add a little chopped egg daily to it's food. You can dip it's beak into the water to increase his intake. Here is some reading about wry neck:
    http://www.browneggblueegg.com/Article/Crookneck/Crookneck.html
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/97121/lets-talk-wry-neck-crook-neck
     

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