Tilting Head

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bigbird, Oct 22, 2016.

  1. bigbird

    bigbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hen has started twisting her head. She is a little over a year, and nothing in her environment has changed. Thoughts?[​IMG]
     
  2. liljenpt

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    My silkie did this. It was so bad, he couldn't eat. I hand fed him, I'm a PT:OT student so I treated his muscular strength and massages. He was a baby at the time, he over came it and now has quite the [​IMG][/IMG]. I know it sounds ridiculous but I felt bad. I'm not sure if your case is like mine but I'm pretty sure Gobbles pulling thru is fairly rare. Poor baby.

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    [​IMG]

    Gobbles as a baby
     
  4. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wry Neck would be my guess although your girl symptoms aren't that bad but could be the start of it.Let me know if it gets worse
     
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  5. bigbird

    bigbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What causes it, and anything I can do to fix it or prevent it from getting worse?
     
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  7. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have dealt with wry neck thats why i know.


    Wry neck is a vitamin e deficiency and selenium.Your chicken could of been lacking vitamin e and selenium.


    I would go to the store and pick up vitamin e tablets she will need 400iu two times a day

    Selenium is very toxic so don't overdose but give her 25mcg a day

    You can also give her a vitamin b tablet.Its really hard to overdose a chicken with vitamin b.

    Make her as stress free as possible or it may get worse.

    Again she might no have vitamin e but better be sure.I try ed looking at other post and they leaned to wry neck too.If i didn't explain it well here is a link

    http://www.raising-happy-chickens.com/wry-neck.html
     
  8. liljenpt

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    There is congenital Torticollis and acquired Torticollis. Gobbles had acquired Torticollis and I chalked it up to an infection. Treated him with a broad spectrum antibiotic. Lots of massage for his hypertonic neck muscles. I've never had chickens and no vet would see him. So instead of letting my uncle perform a cervical dislocation, I figured I'd treat him like I would on of my patients lol. I've read they usually do well if treated, hydrated, and well fed.
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  9. MasterOfClucker

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    The faster you treat the less she will have it massaging the neck will help but vitamin e and selenium is the main treatment.
     
  10. bigbird

    bigbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone. I will get what I need tomorrow.
     

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