Chick with a deformed foot - will it be okay?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by KidsChickens, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. KidsChickens

    KidsChickens Hatching

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    This little chick hatched 2 days ago and we've kept it a little apart from the other chicks and the hens to see if it's foot will get better. The other chicks have pecked at it and the hens have pecked it's foot too, especially just after it hatched. But we just put it with the others and they seem to be treating the little fellow fine. The chick hobbles around and kind of limps but can stand up and get around a bit. We don't have predators and are hoping this little chick can just be a bit handicapped but otherwise fine. My question is, is an injury or defect like this something it can live with?
     
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2009
  2. RAWR

    RAWR Songster

    May 26, 2009
    who wants to know?
    it sounds ok. im sure he'll be fine :] just keep a watch on him just to make sure
     
  3. KidsChickens

    KidsChickens Hatching

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    I figured out how to put a picture up. Here is the chick.
     
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  4. angela56124

    angela56124 In the Brooder

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    Aww poor thing Im sorry I cant help you
     
  5. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Songster

    Dec 30, 2008
    hollister, florida
    well if he doesnt seem in pain the he should be ok i do believe
     

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