Head tilt over back


In the Brooder
9 Years
Oct 19, 2010
Middle of nowhere SE Texas
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.


All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle
11 Years
Sep 7, 2008
The Emerald City
My Coop
My Coop
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
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