3 Legged Chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ddeans, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. ddeans

    ddeans Songster

    Nov 20, 2008
    Elkton, MD
    Hey everyone, this is my first post, and I like the tons of information here.

    I did a quick search and didn't see anything that relates to this, so I am posting here.

    I ordered chicks and this is the first time that I have ever seen this, but one of them has 3 legs. What should I do? It doesn't seem like it bothers it, but I wasn't sure if it was fine to leave it or what.. Any advice would be great.


    Last edited: Nov 20, 2008
  2. rubyv67

    rubyv67 Songster

    Oct 17, 2008
    [​IMG] Who on earth sent you a chick with such a major deformity? I personally would keep it, but you shouldn't have to pay for it.
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2008
  3. brooster

    brooster Songster

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    Where did you order it from? I would be calling them! But if it is ok, and there is not structure problems, i would keep it. Call Ripleys!
  4. whatsup chickenbutt

    whatsup chickenbutt Songster

    Sep 9, 2008
    a three legged chicken and I cant see the picture...

    now I can.
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2008
  5. DTchickens

    DTchickens Crowing

    Mar 23, 2008
    Bailey, Mississippi.
    already been one on this forum, was one of the most famous threads for awhile
  6. HennysMom

    HennysMom Keeper of the Tiara

    refresh the page - you'll see it then, I had the same issue.

    aweeeeeeee.....what a cutie pie [​IMG] Poor thing wont stand a chance with the other birds though, they'll notice and "sense" somethings off about the baby....wont they?

    it is neat though... wonder if it's BYC first 3 legger? ETA: guess not (see post above) [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2008
  7. glowworm

    glowworm Songster

    Jun 10, 2008
    SacraTomato, CA
    someone on here hatched out a 3 legged chick before. I believe they still have the chicken. Maybe they will see this post...you can also use the search function to find the post.
  8. ddeans

    ddeans Songster

    Nov 20, 2008
    Elkton, MD
    I ordered it from McMurrays. I ordered all red stars, and I got this one with 3 leggs and then I got one that is ALL black. I dont have any idea what kind it is.
  9. ChicknThief

    ChicknThief Songster

    Jan 12, 2008
    Nor Cal
    Ayup! That one looks an aweful lot like dearest darling Tripod. I wouldn't worry about her. Tripod is doing very well, and laying eggs without a problem. The third leg is even in the same position as Tripod's! [​IMG]

    PS: You are a whole lot calmer than I was, LOL!

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