Update and new issue Ranger and wry neck

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by naturegirlmn, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. naturegirlmn

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    Ranger enjoying some yogurt and hanging out with the girls. She was eating and stood up twice. She was wanting to eat grass, very short grass. Seeing her from the side I noticed her top beak is too long..... that may be part of her eating issue.

    File it? Clippers? What would you do?
     

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  2. Eggcessive

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    Wow, she stood up—that is great. She looks better in the picture. You can take a pair of dog clippers and just barely trim the beak, or you can use a file. Putting a large rock out for her to file her own beak in the future would be good. I tend to agree that Poultry NutriDrench or Poultry Cell would be the best source of vitamins to use in chickens, especially since those have minerals and electrolytes, but you might as well use the ones you have. The PND is actually cheaper than polyvisol.
     
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    Where do you find those?
     
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    Okay. I have never seen those, only Vit-al. I will try a different place. We do not have any of those stores
     
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    My son and I trimmed her beak and tried to feed her. She ate without missing and continued to do so.....she even stood up once with her head mostly normal! I am in happy tears. At the same time so upset with myself if not paying attention to her beak got her to here. I honestly do not know what tomorrow will bring. I have hope though. I realize my pictures are not showing it, but she has so much life in her eyes. She has never lost that.

    Thank you all for your advice and support. I need to try to find those vitamins. Is Vit-al equivalent?

    Would sunflower seeds be okay if she isn't taking grit? I think she has issues with her crop from her neck issues. I am hoping they will resolve.
     
  7. Eggcessive

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    Where are you located? It is good to put your location in your profile, so we can recommend products that may be available. She probably should have grit for seeds and nuts. Yes, she does have life in her eyes.
     
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    I am in West Central Minnesota. I think Fleet Farm carries the Rooster Booster one. Hopefully i can get it tomorrow. Is Vit-al not great? It is what they usually offer.
     
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    I haven’t heard of it. Is it a human vitamin product? For most chickens human vitamin B complex is usually good if just vitamins are needed. But if electrolytes and vitamins and minerals are necessary, Poultry Cell is good, and pretty identical to Poultry NutriDrench. But PND does not contain riboflavin (B2) and that can be important if a chicken is lame or having leg problems.
     
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    It is a powder you mix with water. It says it has riboflavin, thiamin, niacin and B12 for the B Vitamins
     

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