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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by DollBoll, Jul 19, 2019.

  1. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    That's called 'gaping'...any chicken can do that....usually 'adjusting their crop' or something stuck in throat.
     
  2. Fur-N-Fowl

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    Was going to say that :thumbsup

    Out of all my Silkies, PomPom (on the GIF) does it the most but she's the boss and the most greedy. She will attempt to scoff all the treats before the others and then ends up doing this.
     
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  3. TwoChicksChix

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    Wry neck is basically when their neck starts to hang to the side and they can’t keep their head up. Basically it droops down and to the side and they need help fixing the issue as well as eating and drinking.

    If yours has done it for awhile then I assume it is what aart and Fur-n-fowl said, gaping.
     
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  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    It's a neurological condition where crossed nerves cause the neck to contract and contort(not hang) into the odd position. Can be a nutritional issue or just plain brain damage and can be more common in silkies due to their vaulted skulls causing brain issues.
     
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  5. DollBoll

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    Yes! And then poking her throat with her foot
     
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  6. TwoChicksChix

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    That’s normal, she’s just probably eaten something a little big or that itches her throat on the way down.
     
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  7. DollBoll

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    Oh dear
     
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  8. DollBoll

    DollBoll Chirping

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    So she doesn’t have wry neck? I feed her a mixture of layers pellets and layers mash
     
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  9. DollBoll

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    So would this need to be solved through a vet?
     
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  10. DollBoll

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    Ah ok got it :)
     
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