Silkie with twisted neck again

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by shell44, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. shell44

    shell44 In the Brooder

    Apr 30, 2008
    LaGrange, Kentucky
    My silkie hen had a twisted neck about a month ago. Thanks to this forum I treated her with poly sol vitamins and vitamin E for 2 weeks. She made progress and was back to normal so I put her back with the other girls. Today I noticed that her neck was twisted again. I began the same treatment.
    Is the twisted neck going to continue to happen to her if she stops taking the vitamins?
  2. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing

    Sorry to hear about your silkie. I don't know the answer to your question though. [​IMG]
  3. It is possible that she just doesn't get the nutrition that she needs from the feed. The others are's just her. You may have to continuously treat her with the PolyViSol if it helped the last time.
  4. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Mine did the same thing when I tried to tapper off it. I redosed and she did get better but still turns her head from time to time and runs in circles if excited. Try giving scrambled eggs and wet her food into a mash so it's a little easier for her to grab.Vit E gels worked too. I'd put a hole in one and drip it in her beak 1 or 2 times daily.[​IMG]

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