What's going on with my Baby

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sati, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. Sati

    Sati New Egg

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    He is only 8 mos old. I've been noticing that he's been shaking his head alot but I'm new in the chicken world and didn't think to much of it.
    Today I went out to feed and his head is tilted all the way to the right.
    I'm so worried. Can someone please give me any ideas on what it could be?
    I love my little boy and don't want to loose him but I think I probably will
    Please someone help me!!
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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Head shaking can be either normal if there are growing feathers, but can be a sign of mites, lice, or ear or respiratory infection. Yours sounds like he has wry neck (torticolis, crook neck) with his head tilted. This can be a symptom of many things, such as head injury, vitamin E/selenium deficiency, and other diseases. Most people give vitamin E to treat it, plus some egg or tuna for selenium daily until symptoms go away. Poultry Nutri-drench or Poultry Cell vitamin tonics contain both of those, and dosage is 1-3 ml daily given orally. Below are 2 examples of wry neck. Here are some good links to read:
    http://www.browneggblueegg.com/Article/Crookneck/Crookneck.html
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/97121/lets-talk-wry-neck-crook-neck

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  3. Sati

    Sati New Egg

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    Thank you so much
    I believe that's exactly what it is
    Does it start of with them shaking there heads?
    I'm going to get him his vitamins and everything else he needs
    Again thank you
     
  4. Sati

    Sati New Egg

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    Thank you so much
    I will go today and get his meds
     

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