Twisting Neck, Floppy Comb- PLEASE HELP!!!UPDATE

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mylilchix, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    When I let our birds out this morning everyone was running around like normal. By 10am my son noticed that one of our RIR was acting funny. She was laying on the floor the coop by herself. When I got out there was was still on the floor. I've brought her inside and noticed that her comb is very floppy. We've been giving her drinks of water, but she seems really weak and keeps shutting her eyes. What else I can I do for, and what's going on? Please help!!

    Thanks, Sonja
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2008
  2. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    She's in a box in the basement now. I've been getting her to drink and it seems like she's eaten a little. Her poo is completely normal. She does keep twisting her neck funny. Other than that she's very alert. I'd love some advice!!

    Sonja
     
  3. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here are a couple of pictures of her.

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  4. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Can she stand? Are her legs looking dislocated or parlayzed? Have you checked her for mites, etc?
     
  5. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't see any mites on her. I have checked for that. She can stand at the moment, but her legs seem wobbly under her.
    Sonja
     
  6. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    I would keep her in a small cage or dog/cat carrier in the house until you can identify the problem. Keep the food and water right in front of her, and keep her warm and calm. I wouldn't put her back with the other chickens until she recovers because they will attack her. Hopefully, it's not serious, but time will tell.
     
  7. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just spent some time in the basement with Eggie. She seems to have perked up some. She has been in a box, but I took her out and let her walk around. Earlier today she wouldn't move, now she was checking out the basement. Her comb is starting to pink up some too. She was also pecking at the spilled scratch grains down there. [​IMG] I'm praying we're getting over the hump with her!!

    She only has a few symptoms now, her poo is mostly white and runny. She also keeps twisting her neck to the left. Do these things mean anything? I've given her vitamin/electrolyte water and a little vitamin E with selenium. Her symptoms are almost like one of our chicks who had a vitamin absorption problem. The vitamin E and selenium cured her and she's a healthy hen now.

    I have also cleaned out my entire coop and disinfected it, as well as picking up some oyster shell and black sunflower seeds in the event that they need more calcium and protein.

    Sonja
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2008

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