Something is wrong with my silkies neck!

kagedgoddess

Songster
10 Years
May 11, 2009
579
1
139
virginia
I cant post a pic! I will upload it to my FB, link in sig line. It looks like her neck is broken! She cant lift her head upright she keeps putting it under her belly and almost standing on it she is making a funny noise. Idk. Please advice! Help! Gosh darn it. Im gonna bring her in the house tonight.
 

Anianna

Songster
9 Years
Feb 28, 2010
959
15
143
N/E of Richmond, VA
In the absence of injury, it sounds like wry neck. This could be a genetic issue or a vitamin deficiency. Try giving Polyvisol without iron (get it at the pharmacy - it's an infant vitamin drop) and get the liquid vitamin E pills with sellenium that you can pop and drop into some water for her. The vitamins probably won't help if it is genetic, but should help if it is caused by deficiency.
 
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kagedgoddess

Songster
10 Years
May 11, 2009
579
1
139
virginia
Thank you thank you thank you. I will get that first thing in the morning! Now i can get some sleep! I was so worried! She wont die from it will she?
 

Anianna

Songster
9 Years
Feb 28, 2010
959
15
143
N/E of Richmond, VA
As far as I know, chickens can survive wry neck so long as they are able to eat and drink. Some get a crooked neck so severe they are not able to eat or drink.
 

Ukmumbrood3

In the Brooder
8 Years
Apr 28, 2011
85
0
29
White plains, Md
I'm going through the same thing, infact someone else posted a thread today about it too. Silkies are prone to getting wry neck unfortunately
 

Anianna

Songster
9 Years
Feb 28, 2010
959
15
143
N/E of Richmond, VA
Quote:I am sorry to hear that. I have heard it is often a genetic condition in silkies.


The vitamins are still worth a try and, if I were you, I would just keep researching wry neck or crooked neck to see if something else to try comes up. There is a stickied link with good resources to check, like the Merck Veterinary Manual link.
 

Ukmumbrood3

In the Brooder
8 Years
Apr 28, 2011
85
0
29
White plains, Md
So I hear. To be honest I bought her 2 weeks ago and ever since I've had her she's been like this, of course the breeder has no idea, wasn't like that when she shipped it blah blah! I just don't get people sometimes

I'm going to try abit longer, Thanks for the info, I'm always looking for new ideas especially if it helps somewhat!
 

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