One day old chick throwing head back?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by shortcake1806, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

    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.
  2. thebritt

    thebritt Songster

    Mar 5, 2009
    Humboldt County
    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!
  3. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Songster

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    Please be careful if you use vitamins/electrolytes...I lost ALOT of day old chicks because of it.

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