Wry neck

Lovesumchicks

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I have been dealing with a chick with wry neck for about 4 weeks now and I put him back in the coop about a week and a half ago and the other day it seemed to be doing so much better almost normal then I checked this morning and it was worse now than ever. He seems to have a eye issue as well like crusty. I need advice on should I cull or keep nursing. I currently have him inside giving fluids. The first picture was when he was a week old and the last 2 are of him now.
 

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Fluffs_flock

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They can recover, but wry neck a lot of times kills before the 4 week mark. I would try to do more personally, but it's up to you. Be patient, more help will come.
 

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What have you been treating the wry neck with? Normally a vitamin E or B1 thiamine deficiency can be a cause of wry neck in chicks. Other causes are head injury, heredity, or in older birds, Mareks can be a cause. I recommend giving 400 IU of vitamin E softgels daily, some thiamine which is in most chick vitamins, polyvisol without iron, and human B complex tablets. A small amount of scrambled egg for selenium helps uptake of E.

Clean the eye with water or saline and a tissue. Apply a small dab of plain Neosporin or Terramycin eye ointment 2-3 times daily. She may have been pecked in the eye, or it could be a sign of infection or respiratory infection.
 

Lovesumchicks

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What have you been treating the wry neck with? Normally a vitamin E or B1 thiamine deficiency can be a cause of wry neck in chicks. Other causes are head injury, heredity, or in older birds, Mareks can be a cause. I recommend giving 400 IU of vitamin E softgels daily, some thiamine which is in most chick vitamins, polyvisol without iron, and human B complex tablets. A small amount of scrambled egg for selenium helps uptake of E.

Clean the eye with water or saline and a tissue. Apply a small dab of plain Neosporin or Terramycin eye ointment 2-3 times daily. She may have been pecked in the eye, or it could be a sign of infection or respiratory infection.
I have been doing all those things since she was 3 day's old. On friday she was almost completely normal but I never stopped treatment then this morning she was worse than the beginning. I was thinking about this earlier it could be irritated due to her laying her head under her and she could have had a shaving irritating it. I have been steadily today syringe nutri drench water. She is so weak she can't even open her beak anymore I have to do it but she does swallow perfect. So far I have gotten 4 ml down her but no food or eggs I can't get her to take them
 

Lovesumchicks

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I have been doing all those things since she was 3 day's old. On friday she was almost completely normal but I never stopped treatment then this morning she was worse than the beginning. I was thinking about this earlier it could be irritated due to her laying her head under her and she could have had a shaving irritating it. I have been steadily today syringe nutri drench water. She is so weak she can't even open her beak anymore I have to do it but she does swallow perfect. So far I have gotten 4 ml down her but no food or eggs I can't get her to take them
This was her on the far right last week
 

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Lovesumchicks

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She just had a stool and it doesn't look the greatest but looks like she had ate something prior to me bringing her in
 

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