Disfigured chick? Will she make it?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Blackberry18, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. Blackberry18

    Blackberry18 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2015
    I recieved my order of a dozen chicks on Tuesday; 8 Light Brahmas and 4 Partridge Rocks. My sister noticed today that one of the Light Brahmas had her head always turned to the right side. I checked on her and found that she could move her head to the other side - I saw her preening - but she always had it turned to one side. She seems to have bad balance, but she has been eating and drinking as far as I know. She doesn't act sick, just mellow. Her neck bone feels misshapen; curved. Here's a few pics of her. What do you think I should do?



  2. more than birds

    more than birds New Egg

    Jan 12, 2016
    This chick most likely has a broken neck. [​IMG] It would be best to put it down. This chick will not be able to eat or drink properly even if it makes it to adulthood. sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
  3. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 12, 2013
    Boulder, Colorado
    She is most likely suffering from wry neck. It's workable. Start by adding vit E to the diet and feeding non medicated feed. Ton of info out there.
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