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Something Wrong w/ My Chicken's Neck???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by aaoddancer14, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. aaoddancer14

    aaoddancer14 Out Of The Brooder

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    A little over a year ago, I got 3 silkie chicks from Lancaster Fancy Fowl. Two of them died when they were chicks and my favorite chicken, Remi is the only one who made it but she's always been a little smaller than my others. She's been mostly laying in the coop during the day for the past week, but I didn't think anything of it until yesterday when I noticed her not being able to walk straight and her neck looks like someone broke it. It's like she cant balance and she can't hold her head up so she keeps it tucked under herself. She also has been trying her best to eat and drink but she has no coordination or aim and can't manage to get feed by herself. When I pick her up her neck just hangs down like a rag doll. Anyone have an idea of what's wrong with her, and is it fixable?? [​IMG]
     
  2. mustang56

    mustang56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know what's wrong with your chicken... unless another chicken hurt her...?
    Does she have lice...?

    I'd get a nice big towel.....and shape it into a donut.... and set her in the center of it
    and try to prop her head up on the sides of it...
    Poly vi sol without iron .. or nutri drench... on hand..?

    make sure she gets water....even by dropper...
    cook up an egg........ and see if you can get her to eat it...

    hopefully someone with more knowledge will stop by and help you...
     
  3. aaoddancer14

    aaoddancer14 Out Of The Brooder

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    I figured out what it is- She's got Crook/Wry Neck. Thanks for your advice:)
     

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