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Please help - 3 wk old broiler chick have crooked necks and legs

I got 57 Cornish cross broiler chick in 3 weeks ago.  A few days ago, in about 8 chicks, their heads started to tilt sidesways and their legs started to spread so that they don't walk well.  They are still eating (we still have them on starter feed - 20% protein).  We were planning on processing them at 6 weeks, but I'm not sure if these guys will make it or not.  Not sure if this is a disease, lack of nutrient, or genetics.  Would appreciate any suggestions!


  • undautriundautri Senior Member
    broilers can put on weight too fast and their legs cant cope with the strain but if their necks are getting crooked as swell then theres a chance of a vitamin deficiency either through their diet or inherited from their parents
     a course of vitaminins with selennium should sort them out
    x kath
  • Thank you so much for the suggestion!  I will give that a try.  
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