Chicken with feathers growing out from the wing? PICS post 5

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Jeffross1968, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
    Smoky Mountains
    We have a nearly week old BCM that has feathers growing outward from the wing. Noticed it 2 days ago and thought maybe it was just the way she was holding it. But it's still happening. It looks like she's holding the wing flush with her body like normal, but there are a group of feathers pointing outward. Anyone seen anything like this? Something to worry about?
     
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  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Do you have pictures?

    I can't picture it in my head [​IMG]
     
  3. chick-among-us

    chick-among-us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe a frizzle? Just a thought
     
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:That was what I thought, but never heard of a BCM frizzle [​IMG]

    Pictures would help!
     
  5. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
    Smoky Mountains
    My camera (and quality of picture spots this morning) are horrible. However, I tried...hopefully they will help. You can see how the specific feathers on one side are sticking out compared to her other wing, which is growing in just fine. She doesn't appear to be in pain, as if she broke it somehow. I don't know....

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  6. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope its fine. Just going through the awkward feather transitioning phase. It will fill out eventually and start to look "normal". All of mine looked like that for weeks. They're fine now.
     
  7. growinupinfl

    growinupinfl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my Wheaton Marans did that as a chick then as they grew up their feathers straightened out. I finally had the point ushered home that frizzling can happen in any bird as a random mutation. Check out this video that shows a video of frizzled parakeet!



    Christal
     
  8. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
    Smoky Mountains
    Quote:Bizarre!
     
  9. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
    Smoky Mountains
    growinupinfl and tec27, thanks for the info. I won't worry about it anymore then [​IMG]
     
  10. growinupinfl

    growinupinfl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad to help you out, and I understand the meaning of your tag line. Florida humidity is a bit interesting, some days in the summer I swear eggs are gonna hatch without the incubator!

    Christal
     

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