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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by katharine, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. katharine

    katharine Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two chickens. Today they started seriously fighting-grabbing beaks, pulling out feathers. All quite violently with some bloody scrapes. We do not know what kind they are or how old but think 8-9 weeks. They are a bit bigger than a big pigeon. The main problem is that one of them is smaller and has a very crooked neck (and thus sort of floppy). We are afraid for him/her. He now has been resting on my lap for hours.
    We have a small movable cage and a large one but when they are separated and not with us they cry. Help. We love them and are afraid and unsure.

    katharine

    p.s. anyone had a chicken with this crooked neck?
     
  2. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    is it a crooked neck or limp neck?? There is a limp neck that is curable--I would do an internet seach and read up on it.

    Definatley separate them if they have exposed wounds. If you just put them together then they have to determine a pecking order--you can try putting them in a separate cages and placing them next to each other -kind of like you would if you were introducing new hens....

    Are they roosters?
     
  3. katharine

    katharine Out Of The Brooder

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    His/her neck is crooked and because of that his/her head sort of hangs down and some time even twists to upside down.

    The chicks are siblings and grew up together. We don't know if male or female.

    katharine
     

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