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URGENT - FLOPPY NECK - PLEASE HELP

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by popsie, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. popsie

    popsie Out Of The Brooder

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    I let my 9 week silkie chicks out this morning and Vera (although I now think shes a he) looked like she had a broken neck - her head just hangs there. We brought her in and within 10 minutes she was standing and chirping. I thought perhaps she had knocked herself dazed in her scramble to run out so I put her back out with the other 5. I watched her for about 10 minutes and she was doing her normal chicken things. 2 minutes later she laid on the ground, I rushed out and it had happened again. It looks like her neck is broken but surely she wouldn't be alive if it was - what can it be? I've brought her in the house now. Please help me and tell me what to do.
     
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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  3. popsie

    popsie Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much for your help dlhunicorn, Vera's condition was just like the link - there was even a video link to watch, but I think my chick's condition was worse because when I arrived home from work earlier today she had passed away.

    Thanx again for your quick reply.
     
  4. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I am so sorry to hear that popsie [​IMG]

    I never knew about this thing, I am going to check out link now
     
  5. angelmarie

    angelmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    someone else had posted this too, google torticollis and see if thats what is goin on
     

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