Silkie Holding Head To Side And Runs In Circles?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by clarkston_mike, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. clarkston_mike

    clarkston_mike Out Of The Brooder

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    I Have a 5 week old silkie that holds head kinda to side and will run in circles.....is there something wrong with its brain maybe???
     
  2. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
    West TN
    Must be wry neck. Treatment of choice, polyvisol without iron and vitamin E. I started adding minerals to my flocks feed so they get selenium. Good luck. Deb
     
  3. clarkston_mike

    clarkston_mike Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much
     
  4. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
    West TN
    Oh, and isolate it from the others so it doesn't get pecked for acting weird. Deb
     
  5. clarkston_mike

    clarkston_mike Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok i will....what causes wry neck?
     
  6. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give vitamin water.
     
  7. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Vitamin deficiencies cause wry neck. As do head injuries [​IMG] Silkies are prone to both.
     
  8. clarkston_mike

    clarkston_mike Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh hey Deb, i didnt realize it was you....i won some brahmas from you recently...they are about a week old now.
     
  9. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
    West TN
    Do a search on wry neck , lots of info here.
     
  10. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
    West TN
    Hey Mike, Cute fellas with fluffy feet, right?:-D
     

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