Is it normal for a chick to not be able to get it's head in an up-right position?


In the Brooder
Mar 26, 2018
New chick mum here. One and only hatched today and it doesn't seem to be able to get it's head all the way up to a normal position. Wry neck? Or could it just be that hatching was very labored(It got stuck/shrink wrapped and I had to assist plus it was a very small egg)? Is there a chance it will correct with time? Thank you for any info. Blessings Jenn
But it's like it can't get past a certain point. When I try to gently help it into an up-right position, it seems to reject that, seems to feel uncomfortable sort of.
Hmm could you get some photos? How many hours old is it?
My chick took a few hours after hatching to gain enough strength to sit up properly. Once they dry off they should be able to hold their neck in the right position while awake.
Here's some photos of mine straight after hatching and then photos of right neck position once dried off

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Hopefully this will help
It's dry. 9 hrs out of the egg. Sleeping a lot. Not super fluffy. I have tried to gently fluff the feathers.
Little tike is holding head up fine today. Still wobbly and not eating yet. starting to peck more and preen. Got it to take drops of water mixture on its own. Looking good. Thanks everyone! <3

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