Shaft of feathers not opening/bald

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cbills, Jul 9, 2016.

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    cbills New Egg

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    My Lavender orpington has had a rough first month. I noticed a bend in her neck 3 days after bringing her home and began treating for wry neck. It hasn't gotten any better but also not worse. But recently I've noticed that her sister's feathers look a lot better than hers. The center of each feather is bald. Is there something else going on besides possible wry neck?
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.

    Can you post some photos of her and the feathers so we can see what you see?

    What type of food/treats do you give?
    How did you treat the wry neck?
     
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    This is her sun bathing with her wing out. I'll grab a couple pictures of her neck as well.
     
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    90° bend to the left
     
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    Side view of neck
     
  7. cbills

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    Just kind of scraped at the shaft and the covering started to flake off. Maybe she isn't preening enough because of her neck?
     
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    Food: was giving Dumor chick starter 20% protein, switched to a medicated chick starter feed a few days ago, no treats yet but plan to get meal worms

    Treating the wry neck: added polyvisol to water and gave orally a few times a day for about a week, still add to water, and now I give vit E and selenium orally once every couple days
     
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