Does it look like something is wrong with this chick's wings?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Arztwolf, Nov 29, 2015.

  1. Arztwolf

    Arztwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Smudge (Silkie X Barred Rock) hatched three days ago and it appears it may have stunted/malformed wings. I can't really tell, I don't know that much about wing development. I swear it is nearly impossible to get good pics of a chick's wings!

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  2. JetCat

    JetCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks normal for a 3 day old chick.
     
  3. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    In many breeds, the cockerels have delayed wing feather development. Your little chick is probably a boy.
     
  4. Arztwolf

    Arztwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a feeling it was a cockerel. He came out of the egg screaming, pecks everything in sight, and has no self preservation skills, typical boy. The person I got his mother from said her Silkie roo (my chick's grandpa) was SUPER LOUD.
     
  5. Bigwig

    Bigwig Chillin' With My Peeps

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