Droopy Wings

Jesse Haydel

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So I recently bought a few new chicks(no idea how old). I've had them for about 4 days now and I've noticed the Bantams I got have almost like droopy wings. They seem perfectly fine otherwise, moving around, not lethargic or slow. Could it possibly indicate a breed mixed with bantam? If not what does it mean?
 

Jesse Haydel

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Jesse Haydel

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Also, can you find out how old they are? Where did you buy them?
What temperature is it in the brooder? They might be too warm.
I do not know the exact temperature of the brooder right now, but they seem to stay under the heat lamp. I got them from tractor supply on a sale, due to them being older than the normal chicks they have. They seem perfectly healthy besides the drooped wings.
 

ValerieJ

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I do not know the exact temperature of the brooder right now, but they seem to stay under the heat lamp. I got them from tractor supply on a sale, due to them being older than the normal chicks they have. They seem perfectly healthy besides the drooped wings.
Call Tractor Supply and ask. Get a thermometer for the brooder. It should be 98 degrees the first week, but after that it should go down at least 5 degrees every week until it's down to 70. I take mine down 10 degrees each week. :oops: (I might get clobbered for that.) They just look too hot to me. :confused:
 

Jesse Haydel

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Call Tractor Supply and ask. Get a thermometer for the brooder. It should be 98 degrees the first week, but after that it should go down at least 5 degrees every week until it's down to 70. I take mine down 10 degrees each week. :oops: (I might get clobbered for that.) They just look too hot to me. :confused:
Will do. I'm probably going to take away the heat lamp because it is around 90 degrees where I live(they are currently outside in a brooder)
 

ValerieJ

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I wouldn't do that. It isn't 90 in the middle of the night is it? You need a consistent temperature for them until they get their feathers.
 

Let'sCackle

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If they didn't seem droopy at Tractor Supply, then I'd go with the temp of the brooder. Possibly a bit too warm for daytime. I use a regular household light .. maybe 60 watt.. for my chicks when their wings feather. Colder months I leave the heat lamp bulb longer.
 

Jesse Haydel

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Aug 29, 2019
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I wouldn't do that. It isn't 90 in the middle of the night is it? You need a consistent temperature for them until they get their feathers.
I wouldn't do that. It isn't 90 in the middle of the night is it? You need a consistent temperature for them until they get their feathers.
If they didn't seem droopy at Tractor Supply, then I'd go with the temp of the brooder. Possibly a bit too warm for daytime. I use a regular household light .. maybe 60 watt.. for my chicks when their wings feather. Colder months I leave the heat lamp bulb longer.
It stays around 90 in their cage all time. With further inspection it looks like their wings are just bigger than they should be I guess.
 

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