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duckling with crooked neck

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jancvit, May 15, 2011.

  1. jancvit

    jancvit Hatching

    May 15, 2011
    I am new to all this.....I have 6 chickens, and I also have a pair of mallard ducks, and a pair of pekin ducks. I had another female mallard, she had a nest with 12 eggs, but a week before they hatched, she was killed by something. I put the eggs in an incubator and 5 hatched on May 8. One has a crooked neck. It can walk around, and can eat and drink, but has a little difficulty. If i hold it, i can straighten the neck out a little, but it goes right back into the side position. I will try to paste a picture. I bought the poly vi sol vitamin drops and began giving them to it on the 12th. I also got some vitamin E. I give the drops in the morning and in the evening.....a couple drops each time. I am not sure how much is actually being swallowed tho! Is there any thing else I can do...like make a splint or brace? or will that harm it more? Please help with this! thanks! [​IMG]

  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    so sorry you lost you duck and now one of the ducklings is having problems, here is a link with many questions about simular problems maybe one of them will help you know what to do for the wee one i hope so. img/smilies/welcome-byc.gif" alt="welcome-byc" />">https://www.backyardchickens.com/search-forum.php?cx=partner-pub-9473214521653913%3Abil3pz2p90m&cof=FORID%3A10&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=what+to+do+for+a+crooked+neck&sa=Search&siteurl=www.backyardchickens.com%2Fforum%2Fviewtopic.php%3Fpid%3D6419330%23p6419330#1090

    Last edited: May 15, 2011
  3. bananakaygirl

    bananakaygirl In the Brooder

    Jun 15, 2012
    I've been telling some people that you can give a bird with crooked neck gatorade or polyvisol.
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2012

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