I had some chicks hatch out almost a week ago and one of them has a crooked neck. She started out with a crooked neck and a bum leg that stood straight out. But she has since strengthened the leg most of the way and gets around ok. But the neck is in an S shape. She looks over her left shoulder...almost looking backwards. I have observed her and she eats, drinks and seems to be accepted by the other chicks. I have not seen her poop...(but then there are others I haven't seen poop either). has anyone experienced this? So...
1. what would cause a crooked neck?
2. She peeps alot when I move it straight, is it most likely she will stay like this?
3. any idea what her life expectancy would be?
I'm sure some would tell me to put her down that she wouldn't have a quality life, but seeing how she overcame her leg...I want to give her a chance. She doesn't appear in any pain....In fact I had a late bloomer and she seemed to stand guard over her. So I think she has some good qualities. thx julie