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#1 2009-08-13 16:52:25

ajs blueberry
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From: Salt Spring
Registered: 2009-02-19
Posts: 143

Wry neck

Has anyone had this? It's one of my houdan chicks and I really hope it recovers. It looks up at you with its head tilted to one side, tends to spin in circles sometimes and can't fly up or land safely.

The vet was here yesterday to look at and trim the feet of a geriatric angora goat we acquired (nothing like spending money on a free goat you've had for two days).

I had the chick in the house and brought it outside to show him. I wasn't sure if it was sick or injured. He said it had a wry neck probably caused by an injury. He said vitamin deficiency can cause it too but not likely in my case because we're feeding chick starter. It said it might recover but will probably always have balance problems. Keep your fingers crossed for me.

I'm really lucky to have a vet that has also been a farmer and kept poultry all his life.

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#2 2009-08-13 17:50:49

B***1
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Registered: 2009-04-06
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Re: Wry neck

I had this happen in a Barred Rock pullet obtained from a private soure,   a Silver Laced Wyandotte from McMurray,  and a Broad Breasted Bronze turkey hatched on farm.    The BR didn't live very long,  the SLW lived for most of a year and laid an egg daily.   I though that my dominant tom had injured the younger tom.   Finally I took him to the abbotoir.

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