Buff Orpington chick with neck issue when drinking

JdeMoss

Hatching
8 Years
Jan 16, 2012
1
0
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Delhi, LA
We are the proud owners of a new bunch of week old Buff Orpington chicks. I noticed that one of the chicks seems to get its head stuck after it drinks. It only happens after it drinks and it gets its little neck stuck straight up like its looking at the sky and acts as if it can't get it out of that position. I can reach down, give it a little nudge and its fine and runs off. Any ideas as to what this could be?
 

nurse_turtle

Songster
8 Years
May 28, 2011
3,518
109
201
Foothills of NC
Could be some kind of birth defect or altered anatomy. It doesn't sound like any disease process to me. Certainly not normal, but as long as she's getting enough to drink and recovers quickly and acts normally, I would just monitor the chick for now. Congrats on your new flock!
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