Wry neck?

CeceliaD

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I have a chick almost a month old who had a bulge next to her neck. I’ve heard of wry neck but it seems that wry neck causes them to look upward; my chicken’s neck is crooked to the side a bit. All of her habits are normal and she’s able to eat, drink, and sleep normally. I’m going to get vitamin E for her today, but since I’m not sure it’s wry neck that may not help. Does anyone have a clue what this could be?
 

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CeceliaD

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I have a chick almost a month old who had a bulge next to her neck. I’ve heard of wry neck but it seems that wry neck causes them to look upward; my chicken’s neck is crooked to the side a bit. All of her habits are normal and she’s able to eat, drink, and sleep normally. I’m going to get vitamin E for her today, but since I’m not sure it’s wry neck that may not help. Does anyone have a clue what this could be?
This is the underneath of her feathers where the lump is
 

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Shadrach

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I haven't got a clue what that could be. I'm wondering if it's just a deformity. It does happen.
Does she hold her head up straight normally?
Wry neck, in all it's many forms, tends to look something like the hen in the first post in this thread.
I don't know what to advise really. If she is normal in her day to day activities and seems otherwise healthy then all I can suggest is a specialist avian vet if that's an option.
She's rather sweet with those big dark eyes.
https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/nuerological-or-something-else.1318208/
 

CeceliaD

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Apr 29, 2020
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I haven't got a clue what that could be. I'm wondering if it's just a deformity. It does happen.
Does she hold her head up straight normally?
Wry neck, in all it's many forms, tends to look something like the hen in the first post in this thread.
I don't know what to advise really. If she is normal in her day to day activities and seems otherwise healthy then all I can suggest is a specialist avian vet if that's an option.
She's rather sweet with those big dark eyes.
https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/nuerological-or-something-else.1318208/
Hi there, Shadrach! That seems to be what everyone says, that they’ve never seen it before. She is able to move her head in every direction, so I’m not too worried. I guess I’ll see how vitamins work and watch her as time goes on. She is an absolute sweetie, her name’s Midnight ☺️
 

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