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4 hour old chick, one leg shorter than the other?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by spish, May 23, 2011.

  1. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    ive had a chick hatch today that was taking far too long to get to its feet, so ive opened the incubator and had a look. one leg is shorter than the other.

    will this little cutie learn to get around or is it a cull now jobby? if it only had one leg id have already culled, but seeing as it has two functional legs im a bit ummm ahhhing over it....
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Give it some time. I had a chick that I should have culled when he was about 5 days old. He was attacked by a meat bird and paralyzed. Some good care and he is out running around with the rest of the flock now. I still think he's a bit "touched" in the head, but he's fully healthy besides that.

    They'll let you know when it's time.
     
  3. LeezyBeezy

    LeezyBeezy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ditto! good luck!
     

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