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Turkey twisting head and neck upside down

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Laura72, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. Laura72

    Laura72 Hatching

    Jul 2, 2016
    This evening one of my 1 month old turkeys is twisting its neck and head upside down.

    I have a short video, but can't figure out how to post!
    If you're really interested I could text it you, I guess.

    I'm not sure if it's wry neck or a vitamin deficiency.

    I'd also like to mention. One of our turkeys got sprayed in the head when we where washing out the large concrete Kennel, they are in, yesterday. We had let them out to run around & eat, play, take dirt baths, ect. So we could wash their droppings out. And one walked around and got sprayed by accident. It shook it's head and scratched at its ear a couple of times. But quickly dried and seemed fine. Now today we have this. There are 8 of them and we can't tell them apart. So I'm not sure if this is the one that got sprayed or not.
    Any ideas or advice would be appreciated!

  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Free Ranging

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    It could be wry neck.
    Provide Vitamin E and Selinium.

    It's possible being spray in the head could have caused it, check the ears to make sure there is nothing in them.

    We be glad to look at your video, when you post a reply there is an icon next to the smiley face that looks like a film strip, click on that and follow the instructions.

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