Hello, I currently have 6 chicks that I'm raising this is only my second time around raising chicks so I'm not super experienced or anything. We have two silkies, one white and one black, and I've recently noticed the black one hasn't been lifting her neck past her shoulders. I picked her up and she still attempts to escape my hand and such like a normal chick but she won't lift it up any higher, she tries to look around with her head sideways its a little alarming. I've been watching her for a couple days now.
I noticed the top of her neck is slightly swelled up after comparing her to the white silkie, and that her neck is actually curved a little, the swelling seems to have increased slightly though. I'm worried this could mean something serious especially since she is rather small compared to all the other ones. Is it possible one of the other ones stepped on her or something and bruised her neck in some way? Or could it be some sort of illness causing it?
Other than her neck problem she seems completely healthy, she is eating and drinking. She is currently exactly 3 weeks of age if it helps to know that.