One day old chick with a crooked neck


In the Brooder
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!


In 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.....

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