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Rosie is acting off balance and twisting head

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by new chick 203, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. new chick 203

    new chick 203 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this wry neck or something else? She's a 2 year EE.I've isolated her. Help!
     
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2012
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Do you have a picture of her? It sounds like it would be wry neck.
     
  3. new chick 203

    new chick 203 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll try to take one. She's going through a big molt, if that could be related. She seemed subdued but fine this morning. I took it to be embarrassed about the molt. I feel like a dope.
     
  4. new chick 203

    new chick 203 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got her to have a nice dinner of oatmeal made with lots of baby formula and powdered milk for the vitamins. If it isn't Wry neck, what else could make her twist her neck and walk like she's tipsy?
     
  5. TallChickMagnet

    TallChickMagnet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hate to say this, but when one of my birds started to act like that it turned out to be Marek's Disease. There is no cure for it, so let's hope that it's not that...[​IMG]
     
  6. new chick 203

    new chick 203 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, that sucks. How contagious is it? I've separated her, but should I move her to a completely different area?
     
  7. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    At 2 years old I would doubt Mareks would be her issue.
    It could be a vitamin dif or something depleting her body condition.
    When was she last wormed....
     
  8. TallChickMagnet

    TallChickMagnet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lets hope that s not what it is, but yes it is very catchy...[​IMG]
     
  9. new chick 203

    new chick 203 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just to keep everyone up to date, Rosie is just fine. I gave her lots of extra nutrition, and bit by bit she started getting her feathers in and got back to normal. It took a couple of weeks. It looks like it was molt related. Thanks everyone. I really needed a happy ending, so many times it isn't.
     

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