1wk old can't hold head straight up

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Kotiya, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. Kotiya

    Kotiya In the Brooder

    Jun 11, 2009
    South-West Ohio
    We have 12 that hatched and are now 1 wk old. One of them is noticeably unable to hold his head straight. We aren't sure if we didn't notice it at first, because we thought he just looked like he was still cramped in the shell, or if it wasn't there. Now its obvious. If we force his head upright, he is quite uncomfortable, and we can't make it tip the other way at all. He is as active as everyone else. Seems to be eating and drinking fine. Not sure if we should try vitamins? Patience? I don't want a chick in pain, but I don't want to cull a chicken that has a chance. [​IMG]

  2. jmtcmkb

    jmtcmkb Songster

    Sep 2, 2011
    New Hampshire
    Dont know much about chicks but I have seen people asking about the same thing and they say wry neck? search it up and mabe you will find an answer. Or try posting in the emergency/ illness section.

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