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polish roster head drooping

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chick girl19, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. chick girl19

    chick girl19 New Egg

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    my polish rosters head droops to the ground he still eats and drinks acts perfectly fine but he cant lift his hes up about a couple weeks ago it stared to happen hes been in a large dog crate for the winter but still has lots of space to stretch out hes a mean little thing and so we separate hem from the hens and the rosters we feed hem egg and have gave hem antibiotic mix in with his water but their have been no improvements help he is my show rooster for 4-H and i hope to have hem well for the fair, i thinking it may be wry neck but i do not know much about it [​IMG]
     
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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. He sounds as if he has wry neck or crookneck. It may have occurred from a head/neck injury, but can occur with some diseases Mareks, Newcastles, Others,) and with vitamin deficiencies. I would put him in a crate/cage for quiet, less stimulation, and put vitamins a selenium in his water. Poultry Nutridrench and Poultry Cell Vitamins both have selenium in the ingredients. Sometimes it takes a couple of weeks to see improvement if they do okay. Here are a few links to read about it: http://www.browneggblueegg.com/Article/Crookneck/Crookneck.html
    http://oureggbasket.blogspot.com/2013/04/wry-neck-or-crook-neck-understanding-it.html
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/97121/lets-talk-wry-neck-crook-neck
     
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  3. chick girl19

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    thanks for the welcome i was just running out of resources so i thought i would try this. I will look in to the links and start adding vitamins to his water hes been moved to a quiet crate so hes all by hem self and thanks for the help i was worded i wood not get help at fist.[​IMG]
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Prednisone (by prescription from a vet) may also be useful.
     

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