Baby Chick Wings

Hotwings21

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I have a baby chick whos wings are are turned outward instead of smooth against body. Has anyone seen this? Is this a problem?
 

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Angelwing? I've never seen a chicken with it, but I've seen ducks and geese with it.
 

Hotwings21

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I looked at pictures. I think that is it. I am feeding them starter feed that should be formulated for chicks. Anyone know the cause or how to fix?
 

Wynette

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It could just be how the wings are laying; I've had many that the wings sort of go straight back rather than curve toward the body; is this possibly what you have going on? If so, it's nothing to worry about.

Are these chicks from a hatchery? Hatch date? Breed?
 

Hotwings21

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I am starting to think that it is just the way the wings lay. The more pics I look at of angelwings, it doesn't quite look like. It is a Rhoad Island not from hatchery, hatch date was 9 days ago. This one seems to get picked on a lot by my older ones 5 weeks old and I just want to make sure it's not something they are going to peck at.
 

Hotwings21

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her shoulder also is raised more and doesn't rest the same way on her back like the others.
 

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