A fwe problems with my chicks...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by laxrick, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. laxrick

    laxrick Out Of The Brooder

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    Oct 30, 2008
    Princess Anne, MD
    Any experience with these problems? I have ten silkies in the brooder and two have these problems:

    One silkie arrived with a what appears to be a leg injury. It hops around on one foot and keeps it hiked up all the time. The few times I've seen him attempt to bear weight on it he stumbles. Any chance this will clear up; been two weeks!

    Another silkie has a crooked beak... the top portion of his beak is perfectly straight and the bottom portion goes off to the side. Is this an injury or genetic?
     
  2. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    No, sorry, I haven't had these problems, but 2 with problems out of only 10 I would think is cause to go back to where you got your chicks, like hatchery, breeder, feed store, wherever, and report the problems. I think the beak is a genetic problem while the other is most likely a shipping injury. It might get better, have you checked it for a broken leg? If it is broken, you should be able to put a splint on it and since it is so young it just might heal.
     
  3. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    both are probably genetic,,, the beak for sure,, the leg could be either or, or both. If you got them from a hatchery,, its a common problem.
     
  4. laxrick

    laxrick Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the help!
     
  5. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    any time [​IMG]
     

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