Sizzle Chick with head tilt?Pictures!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ra, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. ra

    ra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a sizzle chick that is a few months old that now has a head tilt? What would cause this?I would think injury? No signs on her of any?Any advice would be great!
    God bless
     
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  2. ra

    ra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any advice?
     
  3. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Can you explain what you mean by a head tilt?
    Anything else going on with her?
    How long has she had this?
     
  4. Hockeychick

    Hockeychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wonder if it could be wry neck, but that may only affect younger birds. hopefully someone with more experience will write something.
     
  5. ra

    ra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is holding her head tilted to the side she wont even hop out into the coop yard? She just stays inside the coop andshe has no other symptoms. I will go see if I can get a good picture? Thanks!
     
  6. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Quote:I wondered this myself-Silkies are prone to wry neck and I just wasn't sure what was meant by "head tilt".
     
  7. burquechick

    burquechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like wry neck to me too. Not sure thought. Do you have a picture?
     
  8. ra

    ra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will get one a little later. Thanks
     
  9. Hockeychick

    Hockeychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a bird with wry neck, but she was pretty young. maybe 2-3 weeks old. we gave her poly-vi-sol, vitamin E and vitamin B complex mixture twice a day and massaged her neck. she was back to normal in about a week. i wouldn't know if you have to do anything different with an older bird.

    Check out these posts:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=237860&p=1

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=276144

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=4225280

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=4459182

    Hope this helps!
     
  10. ra

    ra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry it took so long I h to take my kids to music lessons! Here are a few pictures of her!It was hard to get a good picture since she is frizzle!

    I don't know much about wry neck I will have to read up on it? Will it go away on it's own or does she need special care? Is she in much discomfort?

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