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Fiddle Update

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by talos321, May 16, 2008.

  1. talos321

    talos321 Chillin' With My Peeps



    Here's my Fiddle the 2nd half from my double yolk hatch. As you can see
    he is still growing probably 1/2 speed. He has a leg problem which was
    much worse with his whole body leaning to one side. I originally put shoes
    and braces on his leg but it never did get any strength or full mobility and
    seems the knee is locked.
    He gets around fine still slower though and rests between long walks.
    It looks like he uses his gimpy leg as a crutch. He even picks his good
    leg up to scratch while leaning on the gimpy one. I don't even know
    anymore which one is Faddle.

    Also if someone can give me any info on the black and white chicks with
    no combs..which I'm still puzzled about. The big chick is a white leghorn
    given to me as he was the last at the feed store that nobody wanted.
    He's bigger but gets along well with the smaller chicks which sleep on
    top of him and under his wings at night.

    Thanks everyone for all the advice on getting these chicks hatched.
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2008
  2. babyboy1_mom

    babyboy1_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi talos321. I am so glad that they are all doing good. I have been wondering how the double babies were doing. How old are they now?

    I have duck eggs in the bator right now and it looks like on eggs has twins in it. I sure hope that they make it. I am only on day 16 right now, so I still have a little while to wait and see.

    Dorothy
     
  3. talos321

    talos321 Chillin' With My Peeps

    They will be four weeks old tomorrow! Well, some of them! [​IMG] The beginning of the week I moved them outside as they love it so much better and it's been warm. I think I'll keep Fiddle though as he gets spoiled being carried around or riding on my shoes. Sorry Mom!

    Much good luck with your ducks. How are you turning the one you think is double? Do keep informed how the twins do! [​IMG]

    My feed store only had the old little giant turner with the individual cups which I cut out the quail egg sections on each side of two of them and automatic turned it sideways.
     
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  4. babyboy1_mom

    babyboy1_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I turn all of my eggs by hand. My ducks are Runners, so their eggs aren't big like most ducks. They are the approximatlely the same size as my chicken eggs. Some may be a little larger, but some are a little smaller than the chicken eggs. The strange thing is that the egg that the twins are in is not big at all. I am afraid that if they do hatch, then they will be too small to survive. I will just wait and see what happens and keep hoping that they make it.

    Dorothy
     
  5. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    aaawwww how precious. I love how they overcome and adapt sometimes. [​IMG] to Fiddle.
     
  6. bangor777

    bangor777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fiddle looks awesome! congrats and good work!
     

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