wry neck in silkie chick!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pharmchickrnmom, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. pharmchickrnmom

    pharmchickrnmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2010
    I have a 7 week old silkie chick with wry neck. It started out of the blue and and poor thing has its neck twisted down under it. I have been treating her for the last 3 days with poly vis sol (3x a day), vit e caps(400iu 1x a day) and vit b drops. I hold her and support her neck so she can eat and drink several times a day. How long does it take to see significant improvement? I can see some swelling on the right side of her head as her ear shows quite readily. Is there anything else I can do to help her? How long do I let her go on before deciding its time to cull her? It is so hard to see her this way. She trills so happily when I am holding her and supporting her head. Please advise this newbie to this disease.
  2. horsekeeper

    horsekeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2011
    Middleburgh, NY
    I had one about the same and it took about six days to see improvement. After a week the chick was so miserable separated from the others that I put it back with the others so it woulodn't be lonely. I took it out once a day for vitamins and scrambled eggs and it was fully recovered after tow or three weeks. That was a month ago and now the little devil pecks the bejeebers out of my legs and toes and has quite the attitude.

    Probably from all the cuddling, humming, and laying on my neck and getting rocked like a baby [​IMG]

    Don't give up until you are sure it is getting worse or not improving at all. Mine was injured (ran head first into the other chicks and then bonked it's head on the perching log) for about three days before I got home from a business trip and was in rough shape when I started treating it (think it's a him). He was running backwards with his head dragging between his legs and falling down and having seizures when it began. It was a remarkable recovery and I think the support to keep eating and drinking made the difference (and the cuddling).

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