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Has anyone had chicks hatch from small end of the egg, opposite of the air sac. This is a first for that i can remember. I incubate eggs on thier side like a hen would. Had a good rate, 95%. But had one that has a crooked neck and wont gro, figure he wont make it
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Sounds like the chick has wry neck, here are some threads that might have useful info, I think giving vitamins really helps

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/382088/wry-neck-treat-or-euthanize-updated-with-great-results/10

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/630079/wry-neck-confused-about-treatment

 

Heres a quote from one of the threads

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Originally Posted by Three Cedars Silkies View Post
 

I wanted to revive this thread and report a positive result!  The silkie pullet has completely recovered from the wry neck and is now enjoying being back out with her buddies.

This was the regimen we use:

Vit. E (400mg)                             snip the tip off a capsule and squeeze into mouth                         twice a day for 10 days, then every other day for another 5 days
Selenium (25mcg)                       dissolve one 250mcg tablet in 2 ml water and give 0.2cc               once a day for 10 days, then every other day for another 5 days
Prednisone 1mg.                        dissolve one 10 mg tablet in 2 ml water and give 0.2cc                  twice a day for 5 days, then once a day for 5 days, then every other day for 5 days
B-Complex                                  purchased in liquid form from Walgreens; 0.5 cc                             twice a day for 5 days, then once a day for 5 days, then every other day for 5 days

17+ pigeons, about 20 coturnix quail, 10 chickens and 2 angora rabbits
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Oh and as to the hatching position, I've had a few hatch backwards like that, most lived but some did need assistance hatching.

 

This article shows common malpositions and might have some good info for you

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/diagnosing-causes-of-malpositions-and-deformities-in-chick-embryos

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