Have a nickel foot chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Tala, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Just wanted to talk about him with people who understand.
    I've had a bad hatch and I think I know why now. I had 3 pips, for over 24 hours so I peeled one out of the shell. The yolk was fully absorbed, but his legs seem weak and his feet are curly. I'm guessing weak legs kept the others from hatching after they pipped. Anyways. I taped nickles to his feet and he/she can stand up now. I think the legs will get stronger with time/use. I just hope it's a girl!!
  2. Thegrayeyedgirl

    Thegrayeyedgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 14, 2011
    haha, the chick has metal shoes! If it's a boy you should name him Forrest Gump.
  3. equinelyn

    equinelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2011
    Southern York County
    Haha I wanna see a pic of that!
  4. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    Stonington, illinois
    Quote:Trust me if you name it Forrest it will be a boy! I know This is my Forrest Gump he couldnt walk for the first 3 days. Thought we were gonna lose him but on the 3rd day he was up running around like nothing happened

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