Head tilt over back

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rwwelco1, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. rwwelco1

    rwwelco1 In the Brooder

    Hi folks,

    I am new to raising chickens and need some help. We have a 6 day old chicken that was perfect yesterday but today her head is tilted up over her back, her left eye is half closed, and she has no balance. Most all I have read on crook neck syndrome shows the head going down so I don't think that is it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I dont want to put her down if there is anything I can do to help.

    Thank you.
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Sometimes that can be caused by vitamin and/or electrolyte deficiency. Try getting some at the feedstore. Or maybe try gatorade or pedialyte without iron.

    Good luck

    BTW- Welcome to BYC

    Sorry your first post is about a sick chick
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2010

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