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Possibly wry neck disease?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by krabed2007, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. krabed2007

    krabed2007 In the Brooder

    Oct 4, 2016
    I'm suspecting my baby girl has wry neck syndrome My silkie hen has been nothing but healthy and doing great until last night, when I went to feed them dinner though she was in the corner of the coop with my other silkie hen. I knew she was injured or something. When I took her inside I could see her neck is crooked and completely upside down. But she was alert and talking to me otherwise. Wry neck fits the best and only once when she was maybe 8-10 weeks old she did this when my husband picked her up. When he gave her to me to look at her she popped her head back up like nothing was wrong. At the time we just thought she was being a funny girl. Anyhow, she's inside and we brought in her sister too. She seems fine minus the neck. I fed her and she ate and drank just fine last night and again this morning. We went and got her vitamin E and selenium, a list of foods that were posted to provide these as well. I haven't given the vitamin e or selenium because I'm worried about the correct dosage for her. I did give her a bowl full of the food and she devoured them. Does anyone have anymore suggestions or advice? I feel so badly for her, does this cause them pain? Is there a special way to hold her or position her for sleeping? I held her upside down almost for eating and drinking because the website said that she'll need assistance for it. So far today though she's eating and drinking on her own but her head is still crooked mostly just not as badly.

    TIA so much

  2. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Songster

    Jul 19, 2016

    Vitamin E-200iu a day

    Selnium-25mcg a day.You need to start treatment now the more you wait the longer its going to take to treat.
    Keep her isolated with food and water in a cool environment.One and a while give her water and food.

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