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Disfigured chick? Will she make it?

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I recieved my order of a dozen chicks on Tuesday; 8 Light Brahmas and 4 Partridge Rocks. My sister noticed today that one of the Light Brahmas had her head always turned to the right side. I checked on her and found that she could move her head to the other side - I saw her preening - but she always had it turned to one side. She seems to have bad balance, but she has been eating and drinking as far as I know. She doesn't act sick, just mellow. Her neck bone feels misshapen; curved. Here's a few pics of her. What do you think I should do?

 

 

 

2 Barred Rocks, 4 White Leghorns, 6 Light Brahmas, and 3 Partridge Rocks

"There are two types of (people) in this world;
those who want to be astronauts,
and those who want to be astronomers."


- Dr. Alan Grant, Jurassic Park III
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2 Barred Rocks, 4 White Leghorns, 6 Light Brahmas, and 3 Partridge Rocks

"There are two types of (people) in this world;
those who want to be astronauts,
and those who want to be astronomers."


- Dr. Alan Grant, Jurassic Park III
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This chick most likely has a broken neck. :hit It would be best to put it down. This chick will not be able to eat or drink properly even if it makes it to adulthood.  sorry for your loss. :jumpy

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She is most likely suffering from wry neck. It's workable. Start by adding vit E to the diet and feeding non medicated feed. Ton of info out there.
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