cornish X chicks waddling at 10 days??

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by City Chicken, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. City Chicken

    City Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    should they already be waddling?? i mean, it's kinda ridiculous.

    i started them on FF and switched to crumbles (one chick aspirated the wet feed) and maybe because the feed is dry their crops are stiffer therefore they waddle??
    but seriously, is this normal??
     
  2. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    They are built with their legs wide set, so they don't move like other chickens.
     
  3. City Chicken

    City Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, i was just afraid that they were getting lazy too soon!!
    they are on grass during the day with room to walk about, the waddle totally threw me off! they are NOT like other chicks!
     
  4. TamTurkey

    TamTurkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Watch them though. May need to supplement calcium. Crushed calcium added to their water if they continue being jelly legged
     
  5. City Chicken

    City Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i mixed in some kale from my juicer with their feed today. they ate it. kale is also high in calcium and hopefully it will give them a taste for green things and kitchen scraps.
     
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  6. TamTurkey

    TamTurkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    for some reason they are attracted to green so they should eat it up!
     
  7. TamTurkey

    TamTurkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How are they doing?
     
  8. City Chicken

    City Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are ok. we've lost 3, don't know why, just gone...
     
  9. TamTurkey

    TamTurkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]sometimes it just happens. Glad they aren't jelly legged anymore
     

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