hatchling with wing drop

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Romeacresfarm1, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. Romeacresfarm1

    Romeacresfarm1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one chick I have has a wing on it's right side that sits lower and drops in front on it's hip rather than sitting up on it's back. I tried to see if it was deformed in it's attachment placement but I can't really tell. Could be that it is attached farther back on the body than normal.


    Well, upon closer inspection, I found that it's umbilical was dried to the bottom tip and it couldn't pull up the wing because of it. whew, so glad it is normal after all!
     
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  2. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glade it is ok now where is a photo of this pretty? [​IMG]
     
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    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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  4. Romeacresfarm1

    Romeacresfarm1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute! Thanks.
    Yes, here is the little varmint. It is demanding my attention and I am trying really hard not to pander to it but it is hard seeing it is a singlet. It wants nothing to do with the chicks and I am leery on mixing them but on the other hand, It would help me not imprinting it to e which I don't want as we have raised deer and elk and have been forced to bottle feed males which makes them extremely dangerous during the rut. I am sure male Peas are not much different. If I could sex it now, and found it to be a hen, I would in a heartbeat (albeit to heartbreak if something should happen to her "sigh")

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  5. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry you are stuck with a bonded wee pea I have 20 and let me tell ya they can get under foot, heck they will follow anything with 2 legs, almost followed my daughter back to her house the other day it was so funny.. bad thing had she not noticed her wiener dog would have had them scattered everywhere.
    How old is your wee pea? I have had good luck sexing them between 2 and 3 weeks after that it can be a guessing game till they hit 4 months
     
  6. Romeacresfarm1

    Romeacresfarm1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I probably won't let mine free range til spring but we have deer and elk high fences so it will be within those with a clear path back to their safety area which is a small building and a corn crib for high perching. The butt up to the fence so won't be hard to just open the gate for them to pass in and out. Hoping they won't feel the need to roam outside the fences or at least the road side of the fences. There is 80 acres if if they want to fly out but, I never had one go far once they were bonded to the place.
    Wee Pea is only 3 days old at the moment. At 2 - 3 weeks, it will be too late LOL! It's name is "Coffee". Every morning, hubby and have coffee together and the Pea has to join in the conversation so it goes like this "quiet Pea, I'm trying to drink my coffee" (chirp, chirp, sing, coo) Coffee, I said coffee (coo, chirp, sing, sing). Ok, so now it's Coffee the wee pea LOL!
     
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  7. If it is a boy and has no mate it will go exploring in year two. No fence will hold it in.
     
  8. Romeacresfarm1

    Romeacresfarm1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There would be plenty of "mates" around here. Hoping the last 4 eggs will all hatch and I can incorporate it with them. They will be a month difference in age. oh, and it is 5 days old. Seems like less as it was a long stretched out hatch with the chicks following supposedly a day behind but Pea was a day early and chicks were 2 and 3 days later.
     

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