Is Wry Neck genetic?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Helen in the Desert, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. Helen in the Desert

    Helen in the Desert Songster

    Jul 27, 2011
    Palm Springs
    Had to help a chick hatch and it had wry neck (Polish). Recovered on it's own and is doing well. Is this an issue with formation in the egg and it this something that can be passed down genetically? If so, I do not want to breed this chick (as Murphy's Law would have it, it is showing the best color and crest...) and will place it in a pet home.


  2. Suzie

    Suzie Crowing

    Jul 9, 2009
    Wry neck is not normally caused by any genetic is usually caused by a deficiency in magnesium, vitamin E and B ( thiamine ) and also from a head injury..there are so many reasons to consider but genetically it would be extremely unusual...maybe consider taking it to a Vet to have the diagnosis verified as to the cause.
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