Silkei with a head problem

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Hennyhandler, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. Hennyhandler

    Hennyhandler SilkieJax

    Jun 10, 2009
    I have a silkie that is maybe three four weeks old I guess and i noticed for awhile her head would be tilted just a little down as if she was looking up sideways and it was so cute. I had even mentioned the she had the cutest face and poses. Well today I realized she has her head facing the ground. She leans over so she isnt upright and then looks straight down when she is walking. And she will bulldoze through all the other silkies going right under them near their legs. I would think she was just scared and getting away but when she stops she is stands there but still looks at the ground. Her head doesnt touch the ground or underneath her body. Its just like there is something down there that she is always watching.
    Now I have heard and looked up wry neck and twisted neck but this to me sounds more like the heads are twisted or looking under a wing. This could just be the beginning stage of it I suppose. I just wanted opinions. should I give polyvisol. I have some. I had been giving a little nutridrench in the water the last two days maybe. Should I stop that?
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    silkies, especially those with large vaults can be subject to head/brain injuries. It is possible that this is what she is indicating.
  3. Hennyhandler

    Hennyhandler SilkieJax

    Jun 10, 2009
    I suppose that is possible. She is in with about 10 -11 other silkies. I don't understand it. She just is always looking down. Nothing else looks wrong. I raised her head and she let me but she went right back. Is it possible it is wry neck even though it isnt twisted, like maybe this is the beginning of it. I know a lot of people say it comes on sudden but would that mean she would just all of a sudden have her neck twisted? What can I do to fix this or find out what it is? Thanks.

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