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young chicken twisting neck and walking backward

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lil'red, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. lil'red

    lil'red Hatching

    Apr 26, 2007
    I have an 8 wk. old Red who 4 days ago started displaying strange behavior. At first, it looked like she was just preening her belly feathers but then I realized she was uncontrollably twisting/contorting her head and neck down underneath her body and walking backward at the same time. It's almost like a seizure and she does it all the time. She does exhibit normal behavior at times. Has anyone heard of anything like this?
  2. fowlweatherfriends

    fowlweatherfriends Songster

    Mar 14, 2007
    The Sunny South
    I'm not an expert-one may be along to help you shortly.

    My suggestion-use the search button at the top of this page and search the word "wryneck", wry neck, or twisted neck. It will take you to threads that may help you answer your problem.

    Best wishes [​IMG]
  3. lil'red

    lil'red Hatching

    Apr 26, 2007
    Thanks! I will give it a try and see if her condition improves at all.
  4. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007

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