Strangest symptoms ever~twisting neck~falling over, etc~HELP!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lmorto02, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. lmorto02

    lmorto02 New Egg

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    I have a bantam cochin hen, that's about 2 years old. Suddenly started having symptoms of a stroke of sorts! Her neck & head acts like it isn't connected to her body & she can't control it. Acts like she can't see from her left side, & constantly turns her neck to the right. She can still eat & drink, but instead of pecking as usual, she pecks in a swiping motion to the right side. Thought she was getting better, now appears worse! She will flip over on her back & have to work herself to get upright. Then she'll go backwards. Craziest thing I've ever seen! She's been isolated now since this started, about a week ago! I'm about ready to now put her out of her misery, but want to know if anyone else has seen this? No injuries that I know of & no other symptoms at all!!
     
  2. suebgbr

    suebgbr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sounds like wry neck also known as stargazing.
    loads of posts on here about it and how to treat
     
  3. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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    Get some Poultry Nutri-Drench and start giving it orally twice a day according to dosage directions on the label. Most feed stores carry it. Make sure the other birds aren't picking on it.
     

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