Wry Neck??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ladybubbline, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. ladybubbline

    ladybubbline New Egg

    3
    0
    9
    Jun 6, 2013
    Went out on Friday to check on the chickens and saw one of the you roosters had a strange bend in his neck. We were away over the weekend so I did some research, and I saw wry neck as probable... :(
    So is this what it looks like?
    He was fine one day and has been with all the other chickens. He was perching at night, and I was thinking he may have fallen from there and injured himself. He is about 3 months old an we have had him at our farm since he was a few day old.
    What would proper treatment be? I've seen vitamin e and selenium listed, but how do you does a chicken?
    He's still eating and drinking fine, but is looking less engaged. He's a sweetie and I don't want him to suffer or be in pain...


    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

    3,659
    230
    261
    Mar 26, 2011
    Southern Utah
    He'll be fine with treatment from
    "Poly ViSol" without Iron, it looks like this. Give him a few drops a day until his neck is fine. This stuff is usually found by the medicine or baby isle, or you can ask a pharmacist at a walgreens or walmart.
    [​IMG]
     
  3. ladybubbline

    ladybubbline New Egg

    3
    0
    9
    Jun 6, 2013
    Thank-you!!
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

    31,010
    5,568
    561
    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Here is alink where they give instructions for vitamin treatment (there is also an ad. for Vit. E with selenium which it hard to find):
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by