sultan rooster with shaking upside down head

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Ruby Mia, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. Ruby Mia

    Ruby Mia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my sultan rooster seems really unwell and is about 6 months old and has started to keep his head constantly upside,shaking it and is stumbling a lot. about a month a go he had a disease what we thought was crook neck and he constantly had his neck upside down and we had to hand feed him, but he was never shaking his head. has he got some kind og ear infection which is why he has his head upside down and is shaking it? what can i do to help him? [​IMG]
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

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    Did you try the vitamins yet for wry neck (crook neck)? Also if he has mites/lice he might shake his head occasionally.
     
  3. Julia uk

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    Sounds like crook/wry neck to me. I have a young polish roo who had this, when about 12 weeks old.
    I kept him in a box by the side of me for 2 weeks & hand fed & watered him. I managed to pull him through...& you'd never know to look a him now....he's a mighty fine looking bird now.
    Here's what a did.

    2 times a day split open a vitamin E capsule & syringed it straight into his beak.
    A daily diet of chick crumbs, scrambled egg & as much fruit & veg as I could get him to eat.
    My family joked at the time....he was eating better than them.

    This worked for me & I hope it helps you.
    All the best Julia [​IMG]
     
  4. Ruby Mia

    Ruby Mia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks! we will try the vitamins. :)
     
  5. Ruby Mia

    Ruby Mia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you very much! we will definitely try it. [​IMG] can we use any syringe to feed him with or does it have to be a certain one?
     
  6. Julia uk

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    Forgot to say.....mine took about a month to fully recover.
    The chick crumb's & scrambled egg, were for the high protein content.

    Mine at the time.....could not walk or feed him self.

    I'd taken him to the Vet's first....who just gave me antibiotics.......which of course didn't work.
    So I did my own research...& that's how I came up with that diet plan.

    Good Luck Julia [​IMG]
     
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  7. Julia uk

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    No any syringe will do....one used for giving babies their medicine.
    Vitamin E is very sticky...so I used to cut the top off the capsule & squeeze the contents on to a spoon......then suck it up with the syringe.
    Julia
     
  8. Ruby Mia

    Ruby Mia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you! [​IMG]
     
  9. Ruby Mia

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    After a few days of syringing water, and feeding him soft food (e.g., scrambled egg), he has recovered [​IMG]

    Back to his old self (never looks 100%, as he's a little clumsy looking), so hope it will last!

    Thanks for all the advice!
     
  10. Julia uk

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    Oh Ruby Mia

    That's fantastic news !!.... keep up the good work !!
    I hope I helped a little.
    It pays to never give up !!.... so well done you !!

    Julia [​IMG]
     

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