One day old chick throwing head back?


Sassy McSassington
12 Years
Sep 11, 2007
My sisters broody hen just had a single chick hatch. The little guy just doesn't seem right. He sort of looks normal for a minute or two then he will throw his head back and bobble it around. He came from a shipped eggs. What could cause this? I'm concerned about disease since this isn't my hen and her birds have been exposed to the chick now.
First thing I would do is give it vitamin supplements - this is usually a sign of a deficiency. Look up "wry neck" under symptoms, see if it fits, and follow the advice.
Good luck!

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