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Introducing a chick with leg problems

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I have sixteen chicks that I am introducing that are 2 1/2 months old to four month old chickens. I did the 'see but don't touch' method for several weeks and now they are all together. One chick walks on her hocks and can not roost because one foot is sideways. My question is will she be able to survive with older ones? She is fine with her batch of chicks..There are seventeen older ones and sixteen younger ones.Thanks a bunch!
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If she's with them now then that's the best you can do, keep an eye out for any picking or bullying, it's hard to predict behavior, you may at some point have to separate, and probably eventually cull her, it can't be comfortable walking on the hocks, or having a twisted leg, good luck.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Thanks you were right. I had to separate her. I've come to the same conclusion, I need to cull her. hmm.png
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Sorry that's always rough.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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