Droopy wings?

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

  1. Emmasmom

    Emmasmom Songster 6 Years

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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 Crowing

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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 Songster 6 Years

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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.
     
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2013
  4. Gelo75

    Gelo75 In the Brooder

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

    Emmasmom Songster 6 Years

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

    Emmasmom Songster 6 Years

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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. She could be tiered too.
     

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