what is wrey neck?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pinkwindsong, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. pinkwindsong

    pinkwindsong Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2011
    Laurens SC
    what is wry neck and is if fixable in a day old chick. we got 20 broilers from 4-h and this am its head is backwards on its body??? is this what it is? or did it break its neck.. its still alive been giving it water.. I just cant cull it I dont know how but I want to make sure it isnt fixable first. ?
     
  2. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
    West TN
    Wry neck is a vitamin deficiency that causes neurological symptoms. It needs polyvisol infant vitamins without iron and vitamin e. Selenium helps too. Good luck.
     
  3. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    Ive heard that they can recover by them selves. It takes a long time though.[​IMG]
     
  4. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
    West TN
    Most of them die, the vitamins can help.
     
  5. pinkwindsong

    pinkwindsong Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2011
    Laurens SC
    I gave it vitamin and water and well see how she makes the night..

    so do you think that if this one was vitamin deficient the others maybe too.. so did they not get chicks from a good breeder/hatchery I am giving them the chick water stater stuff.. think that will be enough?

    hope so
     
  6. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
    West TN
    The problem is that if the soil where you live does not have selenium, then things that grow in it are also deficient. So unless it is added to the diet of the breeders, perhaps the offspring suffer? I have started adding minerals to my chicken feed.
     
  7. pinkwindsong

    pinkwindsong Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2011
    Laurens SC
    Quote:none of the other chicks we got from the 4-h seam to have any problems so I am hopeing that this one is it.. and he can put it int he study book that he has to turn back in including possible casues of it being possible defecendy at the breeing level might see about a different breeder next year?

    thanks
     

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