Droopy wings?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Emmasmom, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. Emmasmom

    Emmasmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Probably a totally paranoid question but Is it strange that my one silkie chick's wings hang down a bit? I looked back at my original chick pics from my first chickens and they didn't seem to hang like this. Thanks!
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  2. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    Just make sure your silkie can move the wing and that it doesn't appear broken. If everything seems alright it resembles a show-chicken fault called "slipped wing".
     
  3. Emmasmom

    Emmasmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Interesting, thank you for the response! His/her wings don't seem to be injured. I'll have to read into the slipped wing fault.
     
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  4. Gelo75

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    I think it is fine. Are they the same age?
     
  5. Emmasmom

    Emmasmom Out Of The Brooder

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    They are the same age, but the gray one seems to be smaller and fluffier. :)
     
  6. bernaboo111

    bernaboo111 Chillin' With My Peeps

    She could be hot. Do the chicks have somewhere to go to get out of the heat lamp? If they don't, then you should make a place.
     
  7. Emmasmom

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    I don't think she/he is hot, unless she/he doesn't have sense to get out from under the light. My cage is 4 ft x 18 inches or so and the light is facing downward at one end, so they can definitely get out from under it if they wish.
     
  8. bernaboo111

    bernaboo111 Chillin' With My Peeps

    She could be tiered too.
     

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