duckling with crooked neck

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jancvit, May 15, 2011.

  1. jancvit

    jancvit New Egg

    May 15, 2011
    Hi I am new to this....I have 6 chickens and I have a male and female mallard. One other female mallard recently had a nest with 12 eggs. Well, a week before hatching, something killed her. I put the eggs in an incubator I had, and 5 hatched. One has a bad crooked neck and can hardly hold its head up. it twists to the left. I will try to put on some pictures. I read about something called Wry neck...and I got the poly-vi-sol vitamin drops and also some vitamin E. They hatched on May 8 I started giving the duckling the vitamin drops on the 12th. Is there anything else you think I could do or try? I was wondering about some type of neck splint/brace to help it hold its head up but don't know if that would help or hurt it. Any suggestions would be appreciated. [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 15, 2011
  2. DurhamDuck

    DurhamDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2011
    Durham, Connecticut
    Oh the poor baby. Not sure if this will help or not, but I'd give it "Save-A-Chick" in its water, and I would make mush out of its food (make it very watery) so its easier to swallow.

    Good luck!

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