Possiblw Wry neck

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by moomee56, May 8, 2011.

  1. moomee56

    moomee56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my chicks seems to have a lot of trouble keeping her head upright, the other is just fine and normal. I have tried vitamins, elctrorlytes, a combination of the two and it seems to maybe be even making it worse. Is there anything I can do for my baby? I am very worried that I might have to cull it [​IMG]

    1) What type of bird , age and weight. Silkie Chick, almost 4 weeks 3.7 oz.
    2) What is the behavior, exactly. Turing head upside down and sidways, not being able to turn in right side up, stubling and falling.3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms? 2 weeks
    4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms? No
    5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma. No
    6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation. Nothing happened
    7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all. Eating and Drinking so far, normal
    8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc. Poop is normal
    9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far? Electrolytes, and baby vitamins (poly vi sol) and a mixture of the two. So far it seems to have made it worse.
    10 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet? I will treat it by myself but if needed I will definetly take it to a vet.
    11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help. Picture to be posted as soon as possible
    12) Describe the housing/bedding in use. newspaper
     
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  2. moomee56

    moomee56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok fixed my post
     
  3. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    i dont know about the stumbling and falling... sounds bad. however it did take one month of administering poly-vi-sol for my chick who had wry neck to fully recover...
     
  4. moomee56

    moomee56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would be more pacient, but her symptoms have almost worse then when I started giving her the vitamins. Maybe I should wait.
     
  5. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    well my chick did not sound as bad as yours. i hope she pulls out of it [​IMG]
     
  6. moomee56

    moomee56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    does anyone have any advice? her symptoms have gotten much worse. anything I can do?
     

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