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baby chick with crooked neck

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Cindy A, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. Cindy A

    Cindy A Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a chick that is 2 weeks old a Buff, really cute, that has it neck growing crooked, is there something I can do or is the chick just going to die? it seems to be eating and drinking like the other chicks. Will I lose this chick?
     
  2. subhanalah

    subhanalah Overrun With Chickens

    Do you have a picture? That may help others to give advice.
     
  3. Cindy A

    Cindy A Out Of The Brooder

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    No, I don't have any pics, her neck bone is just growing crooked. It seems to be like a bent twig growing in on itself.
     
  4. subhanalah

    subhanalah Overrun With Chickens

    What are you feeding?
     
  5. Cindy A

    Cindy A Out Of The Brooder

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    Chick feed and grit.
     
  6. subhanalah

    subhanalah Overrun With Chickens

    Is it possible that it's just a full crop? They don't need grit unless they are eating something other than chick starter/crumbles.
     
  7. Cindy A

    Cindy A Out Of The Brooder

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    I thought that they had to have grit with the food.
     
  8. Cindy A

    Cindy A Out Of The Brooder

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    so if it is crop what can be done?
     
  9. subhanalah

    subhanalah Overrun With Chickens

    Does her crop feel hard to you? With the crumbles, mash or pellets no grit is needed. I'm just wondering if she gorged herself on the grit? Just throwing ideas out there, it's hard to really know without seeing it. I think it's better to have grit when they don't need it than to not have grit when they do need it.
     
  10. Cindy A

    Cindy A Out Of The Brooder

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    what is crop?
     

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