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Silkie off balance Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mshuey1, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. mshuey1

    mshuey1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a silkie that was doing great and how she seems off balance and has a crooked neck. Am thinking she was pecked by a big roo that jump the over to get to there pen. I've been giving her water but if she drinks to much she opens her mouth like she can't breath. What do you think?
     
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    Poor hen. Do a search on this sight for wry neck and read about the symptoms to see if they match what you are seeing. Silkies are susceptible to this condition, but I have read threads in the past that reported nursing the chicken back to health.
     
  3. mshuey1

    mshuey1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    scratch'n'peck :

    Poor hen. Do a search on this sight for wry neck and read about the symptoms to see if they match what you are seeing. Silkies are susceptible to this condition, but I have read threads in the past that reported nursing the chicken back to health.

    Thank-you have u ever given your ckens b vitamins.​
     
  4. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    I haven't given my chickens vitamins other than the water soluble multivitamin powder sold in some feed stores. I know those threads on wry neck discuss supplementation. I haven't treated one of my chickens for wry neck though.
     
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