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One day old chick with a crooked neck

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by FK1975, May 18, 2017.

  1. FK1975

    FK1975 New Egg

    May 18, 2017
    Hello everyone. Long time lurker, first time poster!

    Our cochin, a 3-time mom, hatched five babies yesterday. One of them has a bent neck that, if it were a little bit older, I'd assume was wry neck. But day-olds don't get wry neck, do they??

    Mama has accepted it fine, and it's able to eat and drink. I figured it might just have had a tough hatch, and gave it some PolyViSol... wondering if there's anything else y'all recommend I should be doing. Thank you!

    PS - I can share a photo if that would be helpful!
  2. relos

    relos Out Of The Brooder

    May 19, 2017
    Well I know of splayed legs and people using makeshift things to keep them straight - however with wry neck I read that the causes are lack of vitamin E.....
  3. Eckielady

    Eckielady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2017
    East Tennessee
    Definitely post a pic.
  4. AllynTal

    AllynTal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2014
    Mississippi Gulf Coast
    Chicks can hatch with wry neck. If you think that's what it is, start treatment asap with vitamin E and selenium.

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