rooster, twisting neck to left, acting different- pictures added

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by faykokoWV, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

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    Went out to the coop today and my rooster was acting strange
    9 mo old, barnevelder rooster
    feeding purina layena

    he's holding his head to the left and looking straight up. He can move it down to look at me, but then it goes up and back again. Acting sluggish.
    this just started today. He is in with all hens, no other roos in the pen. No change in diet or activity prior to today. My first thought was wry neck, but it looks like that pulls their neck down, not up and to the side.

    Any suggestions other than seperate, ensure he drinks water etc?
     
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  2. BayouPoules

    BayouPoules Chillin' With My Peeps

    I can't help I will be watching to see what it is,.
     
  3. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

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    other symptom, shaking head.... like he has water in his ears?
     
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    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

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  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Vitamin def. perhaps?

    It does not look like Marek's so rule that one out.

    Vit-a-sol might help him out. Time is the critical stage right now.
     
  6. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

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    I was thinking "stargazers', but again, this usually strikes chicks not adults
    Vit B vit E deficiency. I sent DH out to get polyvisol (no iron)
    also gave 1 mg prednisone in case its a neuro issue
    as you can see, comb is good color, right eye is bright and perky, but left eye squinty. Feathers bright with good shine.
    this hit very suddenly today.

    any chance this is from too much calcium since he has been eating layer with the hens
     
  7. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    It will take a few days once the treatment starts. Let's hope this guy pulls thru!
     
  8. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

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    I have chick vitamin supplement, would that be better than the visol?
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I would think a chick vit supplement would be better than human one... keep us posted
     
  10. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

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    ok, so the stores around here don't have the polyvisol without iron (DH went to 4 stores, sweet man)
    so, I mixed up a gal of chick vit supplement, forced a bulb syringe full in him and a capsule of Vit E.
     

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