One day old chick with a crooked neck

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

  1. FK1975

    FK1975 Hatching

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    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 In the Brooder

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    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 Songster

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    Definitely post a pic.
     
  4. AllynTal

    AllynTal Songster

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    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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