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Muscovy duckling with crooked neck?

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My duckling is about 1 week old, black and white muscovy.  Feeding non-medicated starter feed, plenty of fresh water.   Until today appeared healthy and normal.  Went to feed and water and found one of the ducklings with what appears to be crooked neck.  I have only had experience with one other chick doing this, a Polish chick that I got from someone else.  Do ducks also get crooked neck?  All treatment for the polish chick was unsuccessful.  Anything I can do to help this chick?  How do I know if its in pain?  The parents are both healthy.  The ducking is in an enclosed pen with the mother and siblings.  Most likely no injury.

Married to my great husband Tom.   2  children, and 3 grandchildren.  My small farm includes: Silkies, Frizzles, Sizzles, Cochin, Rhode Island Reds, 2 miniature goats, lots of Muscovy, Guineas, 3 dogs, 2 cats, and 1 house Bunny.


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Married to my great husband Tom.   2  children, and 3 grandchildren.  My small farm includes: Silkies, Frizzles, Sizzles, Cochin, Rhode Island Reds, 2 miniature goats, lots of Muscovy, Guineas, 3 dogs, 2 cats, and 1 house Bunny.


Let a horse whisper in your ear, and breathe on your heart.  You will never regret it...           

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Help...anyone.

Married to my great husband Tom.   2  children, and 3 grandchildren.  My small farm includes: Silkies, Frizzles, Sizzles, Cochin, Rhode Island Reds, 2 miniature goats, lots of Muscovy, Guineas, 3 dogs, 2 cats, and 1 house Bunny.


Let a horse whisper in your ear, and breathe on your heart.  You will never regret it...           

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Married to my great husband Tom.   2  children, and 3 grandchildren.  My small farm includes: Silkies, Frizzles, Sizzles, Cochin, Rhode Island Reds, 2 miniature goats, lots of Muscovy, Guineas, 3 dogs, 2 cats, and 1 house Bunny.


Let a horse whisper in your ear, and breathe on your heart.  You will never regret it...           

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Originally Posted by lilchik 

Help...anyone.


Im so sorry, but the last baby that someone posted about with a crooked neck passed away. I don't know what it is, or why it happens, but I don't think that is a good sign. Hope you can find someone that knows how to help.
T.

It is what it is.
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It is what it is.
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I did a quick search and found this thread from 2009.  Has some seemingly good information.  I have no experience with this myself.

Edited to add the link to the thread that I apparently forgot to add last night: http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=145990


Edited by Yay Chicks! - 5/17/11 at 2:07pm
Owned by two old dogs (yellow lab and a big, red, fuzzy mutt) and four chickens (Buff Orpington, Barred Rock, and two Easter Eggers)
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Owned by two old dogs (yellow lab and a big, red, fuzzy mutt) and four chickens (Buff Orpington, Barred Rock, and two Easter Eggers)
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I had a Muscovy duckling that hatched with a severely crooked neck. I started it on PolyViSol(no iron) vitamin drops for infants right away and it started showing improvement in a couple days.  You can buy the drops at Wal Mart and I gave them 2-3 times a day, just a couple small drops in the bill.

Here's a link to the thread & pics of my baby that had a crooked neck/wry neck
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=433986


Edited by Bleenie - 5/17/11 at 2:03pm
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LF BBS Wyandottes, 1 chihuahua(izzy), 1 mouse cat(inky).
"Not all of Gods creatures are cute & cuddly but they have just as much right to be here as you and I."
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