What is wrong with me chicken? :(

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sgsf, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. Sgsf

    Sgsf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This has literally put me to tears. I've had to much fun with my little "special". A rooster that never picked on anyone, but was always picked on and a very nice rooster. He always got special treatment.

    Just recently his sister passed a week ago, which was a very sad event. She had something wrong with her neck when I found her, it was as if it snapped out of place. The night before she died, I noticed her having "neck spasms" - Where she would randomaly stick out here neck and move it around as if she couldn't control it. She felt really light, too - as if she wasn't eating.

    And now my little rooster, and her brother. He never showed any signs of what she had. Now he's showing the same signs she was showing, and I don't think he's going to make it through the night. Please tell me what the hell is happening!

    It's like his neck is bending out of shape. When I found his sister, it's like her whole neck was messed up and her chest. Why is this happening!!!

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    Last edited: Sep 30, 2011
  2. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

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    Not sure what this could be, Do your birds free range?
     
  3. Sgsf

    Sgsf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No, they do not. [​IMG] - They are in a coop, but it has quite a bit of space. I do have a "inner" coop to the main coop, where I can put any chickens for protection. And that's usually where my rooster would hang out. [​IMG]

    Why does this happen to the nice ones? On cold days, he'd actually fly into my sweater hood. :'(
     
  4. Sgsf

    Sgsf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please, anyone? [​IMG]
     
  5. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    Try searching on 'wry neck' and read up on it. I don't know much about it but I believe it can be cured. I hope this helps.
     
  6. Sgsf

    Sgsf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm so sad right now [​IMG], my Rooster is out there helpess.

    I've looked into Wry neck, but it just doesn't seem like that's whats wrong. His head/neck is strait, but it's like his neck is bending or something. I DON'T UNDERSTAND STAND?!?!?? And none of my family want's to cull him sense he's such a loved chicken. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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