I have a two-week old semi-crippled peachick. The bird was hatched by a friend (a long-time breeder of very healthy, gorgeous peas and other fowl) who gave it to me because he just doesn't have the time to work with it. He didn't think the chick would survive, but it's quite healthy at 2 weeks old and has made some improvements on it's own. The chick has a fairly large bend in it's neck and is unable to straighten it on it's own. When it was hatched, it had trouble walking straight, but has since been able to compensate. It is a very quiet bird and it seems to take comfort in being with me rather than being in the brooder with the other baby chicks, although they don't pick on him at all. He's very gentle and I've noticed a MUCH different disposition in him compared to other peachicks I've raised. I'm actually already quite attached and fond of him after only a day and I'd really like to rehabilitate him if I can. Every once in awhile I massage his neck and gently straighten it. It doesn't seem to distress or hurt him at all, in fact..he seems to be quite pleased as long as I support his head. My friend said that it is actually much straighter now than it had been two weeks ago when it hatched, like he's trying to correct it himself. Has anyone had this kind of thing happen before? Is there anything I can do for it? His beak is a little off, but I'm taking him to an Avian Vet to have it corrected. He holds his wing low and keeps his leg out to the side but they aren't crippled or deformed. He seems to do it just to compensate for his neck trouble. Also, oddly, he can fly straight and even perch fairly well.