Over the weekend, I had a very problematic hatch. One of the chicks was having an especially difficult time getting out, so I helped the little gal. I thought at the time she was just straining her neck in an attempt to wriggle free of the shell (she had positioned poorly and was having trouble getting her legs and bottom free). However, now that she's been out for awhile along with the rest of the chicks, she's still constantly holding her head up and keeps flipping onto her back. From what I've read, this sounds like wry neck. So I got some chick vitamins, electrolytes, vitamin A, selenium, etc. and am beginning treatment.
I guess my question is whether this is wry neck or an injury she sustained during hatching? Will the vitamins help the poor thing?
I have her in the brooder so she can see the other chicks, but with some wire separating her so no one hurts her. I'm using an eye dropper to get her food/water, but she's not taking much in. She is very loud to let me know when she feels distressed (is stuck on her back again) and very strong and energetic so far (wriggling and kicking like crazy), so at least she has her strength. Is there anything else I can/should do? She just hatched yesterday (albeit about 1-2 days late).