This story begins with a pair of Pekin Ducks and we get the egg. After 25 days of incubation, which is suppose to be 28 days, Little Crook Shank came out of his egg. I noticed that right away that something wasn't right with him. But I didn't open the incubator until I had to turn the eggs because I wanted him to dry off and not get sick from a draft. I had already turned the eggs and didn't need to turn them for another 8 hours so i let it go. At about 10 p.m. I opened the incubator and rotated the eggs. Crook Shank wasn't fully dry yet so I didn't bother him. In the morning at 6 a.m. I turned the eggs again and he was dry so I went to move him to the brooder and that is when I saw it. His neck was crooked. I got really scared because his head was twisted up underneath his belly. I call my neighbor because that is where the eggs came from and asked them about it. They said that they had some like that but they came out of it in a day or two. and I needed to let him go. So that is what i did. The next day his head wasn't under his belly it was off to the side so I figured he was coming out of it. YAY that is what i felt but little did I know that is as far as it would go. I feed and watered him but every time I did he was laying down and didn't move I just figured hatching is tuff and he was tired. After about a week we had 3 others hatch out and they went in with him and he started to move around and we noticed that his neck was still like that and it wasn't straightening out. I called my neighbor and they said he may grow out of it as he gets older, and since he was eating and drinking and potting there was no worry. Now he is 3 weeks old and yes his neck is still crooked but he swims above and under water, he eats and drink, he plays and loves on you. Granted swimming is different then the rest, well it is straight it just looks like 2 ducks side by side one without a head and the other with nothing but a head. Our first duck Oreo that hatched out keeps the other from picking on him or her i haven't tried to sex him since his neck is messed up and i don't want to hurt him, but he is a tough little thing he holds his own with the other ducks. Here is little Crook Shank at 3 weeks of Age and he or she is going strong. More to come as he gets older. We are hoping he lives a long life, he is so sweet and full of life. I feel so bad because some friends of our said we needed to kill him so he wouldn't suffer but it really doesn't look like he is suffering and defiantly doesn't act like he is suffering. What should I do I think I should just let him live. If it turns out that he is a she I just will put her in a separate pen and not hatch her eggs when I want to hatch them out.