Wryneck in newly hatched chick

Wryneck, stargazing, crookneck, limberneck are all terms used to describe a condition called torticollis.  Basically, this is a neurological disorder defined by abnormal head positioning.  This term can be a bit off-putting because it is a description of a symptom, not a cause, there a number of causes, such as brain injury, bacterial infection, heavy metal toxicity, […]

Day One or Zero?

There is a very cute little chart floating around the web that is wrong.  I just happened upon it while reading on my favorite chicken forums.  It isn’t a huge deal, but it could throw you off a day, and I like being accurate. The question was whether Day One of incubation starts the day you put the […]