RIR chick with wry neck?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sbendorf, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. sbendorf

    sbendorf Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 26, 2016
    I have a 5 week old chick that has been behaving oddly for almost a week now. His neck goes in all different directions and he walks backwards uncontrollably. I am pretty sure it's wry neck but have been told it's not very common in RIR. I have tried vitamin E, selenium, a baby multivitamin(similar to poly vi sol), spinach, sesame seeds, and dandelions. I have seen little to no improvement. He(I think it's a roo) can eat and drink on his own but has these episodes quite regularly especially when he's stressed. Is he going to pull out of it??[​IMG]
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Wry neck can be a symptom of vitamin E deficiency, heredity, diseases, and head injuries. Not all chicks recover, but treatment can take days or weeks. Poultry NutriDrench or Poultry Cell vitamin tonics from feedstores, contain correct dosage of both vitamin E and selenium, at a dosage of 1 ml orally every day. It may help to hold the chick to feed it chick crumbles soaked in water from a bowl, to get enough nutrients in it, several times a day. Good luck with your chick.

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