wry neck in chickens??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dogbitesandbeestings, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. dogbitesandbeestings

    dogbitesandbeestings Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a Silkie that is about 12 weeks old. Last night I noticed her twisting her neck/head to look at me in an odd manner. When I pick her up, it is worse and she holds her head low and twisted to the side.

    If she is walking around, at times she seems normal...then goes back to twisting her neck and holdking her head low.

    To chickens get wry neck? I gave her vitamins last night. Suggestions? Hope??

    Thanks in advance.

    Karen:(
     
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Wry neck seems to be common in certain breeds. I hae never had this happen, but had read many posts on the subject. Vitamins..and message seem to have helped a few. Hope your hen gets better.
     
  3. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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  4. dogbitesandbeestings

    dogbitesandbeestings Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the info....doesn't look very promising. How that heck can you protect Silkies against this?? Little helmets???LOL!

    I have only Silkies in this area of the coop and they are a pretty mellow bunch.

    We'll see how this goes.

    Karen
     
  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Is she on medicated chick feed? I had a pullet who did the same thing at that age. Removed her from the medicated chick feed and added baby vitamins (PolyViSol) to her water and she made a full recovery. Amprolium is a thiamin blocker, which I have read can cause this problem in growing birds.

    Because it's a silkie, I would not rule out the skull issue as well. But it's worth a try to consider everything. Hope she recovers for you.

    Jody
     
  6. agivens1960

    agivens1960 New Egg

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    I have a chicken whose head is bent low, she can't control her neck and can't find her food and water without help, what causes this and what di i do, can my other chickens get this, an old wives tale, i guess says this is from eating maggots and rotten meat, is this true,
     
  7. GaDawg

    GaDawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    poly-vi-sol without iron and vitamin E
     

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