chick with taco neck syndrome!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by agnes_day, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. agnes_day

    agnes_day Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2008
    i have a bantam chick, about 5 weeks that is absolutely fine, except that when you hold her/him, her head goes completely sideways...almost upside down! it holds it just fine when its sitting down though.
  2. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

    Nov 14, 2007
    Sounds like it could have crooked neck. If you will get some Some sublingual B12 that has other essential minerals from walmart and give a dropper ful daily it really does help. Give for a least a week or so.
  3. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    Two possibilites that come to mind first:

    1. Could it be blind or have trouble seeing? I had a rooster go blind and he would do the same thing, since he couldn't feel the ground below him to get his barings. Here's a pic (right after I put him down, before he got his barings.)


    2. I had a duckling that had a stoke early one and ever since he holds his neck crooked. Could something similar have happened?

  4. agnes_day

    agnes_day Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2008
    it sees really well, it just turns its head almost upside down when you pick it up..otherwise, perfectly normal..we noticed it after we brought it and some others home. we call it "taco neck terry" [​IMG]
  5. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Bama is probably right - it may have a touch of crooked neck. That is weird that it only holds it's head upside down when you pick it up, though. Anyway, I would try the B-12 just in case. You certainly don't want it to go untreated if that's what it is. Hope it turns out ok. Repost if anything changes.

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