Wry Neck - Best Braces

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kyzmette, Jan 17, 2015.

  1. Kyzmette

    Kyzmette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just picked up a special needs chick with wryneck. Before anybody goes down that road, I believe in culling only as a last resort, when the bird gives up the fight and stops eating and drinking and trying to insure its own survival. This, however, is not a discussion for culling preferences, please.

    I've looked in a lot of threads for braces, and seen a lot of good ideas. What are your preferred methods of neck bracing?

    Also, I'd love to hear opinions on the efficacy of neck bracing - pros and cons.

    And yes, I have already started vitamin treatments, but I know the breeder, and she would have already started her on standard treatments, too.
     
  2. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017

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    I've always used a foam donut to correct neck issues. I'm not too familiar with wry neck, but I used one on a pigeon and one on a star gazing peachick with good results. Mattress topper foam.
     
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  3. Kyzmette

    Kyzmette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I didn't think of that type of foam! It would probably breath FAR better than the rubberized foam for insulation.
     

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