Chicks hatched with leg problems... Can they be fixed???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by poultrycrazy, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. poultrycrazy

    poultrycrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 25, 2010
    I put the pullet eggs from my mottled cochin into the bator to see if they would hatch and all of the chicks that hatched from her eggs have the same leg problems.
    So my questions are is it because they are pullet eggs? Because i hatched out other eggs from different chickens and they were fine.
    Can they be fixed??

    There legs are straight out in front of them and the cant walk. Sometimes they can move around a little but not much.

    In the pic you can see the leg out in front on the left. The other on is under the head.
  2. PtldChick

    PtldChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
    Portland, OR
    Because pullet eggs are smaller, sometimes there's not enough room for the chicck to develop properly, so that might be the reason...but lots of people/shicckens hatch pullet eggs without probelms, too so don't blame yourself. How old was and how long had your cochin been laying when you collected the eggs?

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