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Other Names: Crook Neck, Torticollis, Stargazing, Twisted Neck, Limber Neck
Wry neck (torticollis) is not an illness but rather a clinical sign used to describe an abnormal head and neck position. Other commonly used slang terms include 'twisted neck', 'stargazing', limber neck', 'crook neck', and 'crooked neck'. Wry neck causes the bird's head and neck to appear twisted and tilted.
Abnormal head and neck position
Name Summary Supportive care Isolate the bird from the flock and place in a safe, comfortable, warm location (your own chicken "intensive care unit") with easy access to water and food. Limit stress. Call your veterinarian. Supplemental vitamins Provide supplemental Vitamin E and Vitamin B
Feed a well-balanced diet appropriate for chicken age group and type Only purchase eggs from reputable breeders Biosecurity
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