Cream Legbar Chick Wing Issue

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Alikazaam, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. Alikazaam

    Alikazaam Just Hatched

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    I think there might be something wrong with my littlest chick’s wing. Frenchie has been a slow grower, and is nearly half the size of her sister who hatched the same day. I was worried she was failing to thrive, but lately she’s started gaining weight and growing big girl feathers. But her wing seems to fold a bit extra under at the tip so those feathers fan out over her back. It doesn’t seem to bother her, and when I extend her wing it doesn’t seem to hurt her. Has anyone seen anything like this?

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  2. Alikazaam

    Alikazaam Just Hatched

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    Just bumping this thread. She's getting bigger now, and the feathers are sticking up from her wing even more. Still doesn't seem to bother her, but I'm concerned about what will happen if it's like this when she is full grown.
     
  3. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Post your picture on a thread specifically for Cream Legbars. I think this post fell through the cracks.
     
  4. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    Part of her problem may be her wing feathers are growing faster than her body. Therefore, she has no "base" against which to fold them. Have you checked to make sure that those feather shafts on the wing that is sticking out aren't bent or broken?
     
  5. Alikazaam

    Alikazaam Just Hatched

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    Yes, thank you. None of the feathers are broken. Over the last week they have gotten bigger and even more stick up now. It still doesn't seem to bother her.
     

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