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Silkie With Crooked Neck?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LittleBoPeep1, Feb 28, 2016.

  1. LittleBoPeep1

    LittleBoPeep1 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 12, 2015
    My Silkie hen has a crooked neck! Her head is pointed down to the ground. She is a little less than a year old.

    Here are her symptoms:
    • She is lying down
    • She tries to tuck her head underneath her
    • She is slightly unstable
    • Even when she walks/eats/ect she has this "kink" in her neck (but her head is positioned down)

    She was hatching an egg about 3 months ago and had these same symptoms. After we took the egg away from her, she went back to normal except for a slight kink left in her neck. Now the same symptoms are back (but I do not think that she is broody). Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Thank you
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire UK
    My Coop
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2016
  3. LittleBoPeep1

    LittleBoPeep1 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 12, 2015
    Thank you for your response! My vet said that they cannot give me any Prednisone without my hen coming into the clinic. At this point, I think I should not move my hen too much. Do you know if I should do the treatment you recommended to me without the Prednisone? Thanks again:)

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