- May 19, 2011
I was successful in incubating 3 eggs to birth, but only 2 survived. They are 7 weeks old now and in with the rest of my crew in the coop. One is great, normal chick, the other upon closer inspection doesn't have wings, only nubs.... and has a deformed foot. She's quite a runt but is catching up to her sister. My crew have pretty much accepted both of them as part of the crew. I expected them to pick on the babies and really don't as long as they have access to outside. During the recent Hurricane Sandy, I took the two chicks to the house to avoid any harrassment. I've considered getting her a social security number and having her as a deduction on my taxes... <smirk> Maybe some SSI.... I've seen people getting disability income with far less disability. I figure she will be with us forever. I digress.... Will the lack of wings be a problem as she gets older? Thanks so much!