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Crippled feet on Whites

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Allbreeds, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Allbreeds

    Allbreeds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought many white peafowl eggs online this year. I had 8 hatch. Of the 8 2 of them have a crippled leg. They are not related and were born in different months. Was it the peahens diet or something off in my humidity?
     
  2. Bigcreekpeafowl

    Bigcreekpeafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A photo would help.
     
  3. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could have been incubation method, too. I heard a long time ago that turkey poults had higher incidences of foot and leg problems when they were incubated with the pointed end down vs laying on their sides.
     
  4. 6littlechickies

    6littlechickies Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    Burton, OH
    Incubation can affect feet and legs in peafowl, humidity can have a direct affect. The surface they hatch on is critical also, so that they can't slip at all when standing or walking. Some cripple legs can be saved with proper bracing.
     
  5. Allbreeds

    Allbreeds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all for the advice. I did fashion a brace from the little one, I got her toes straightened but her ankle still bends the opposite direction. It does notnseem to bother her.[​IMG]
     
  6. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    Most anytime I see leg or feet problems in birds is when they have trouble hatching (over 24 hours) and take a long time and you have to help them out of the shell.
     

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