One day old chick throwing head back?

shortcake1806

Sassy McSassington
12 Years
Sep 11, 2007
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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.
 

thebritt

Songster
10 Years
Mar 5, 2009
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3
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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!
 

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