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Incubator problems with baby chickens displayed legs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ashlee clarke, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. ashlee clarke

    ashlee clarke In the Brooder

    Oct 11, 2013
    Has anyone had problems with displayed legs from the incubator :(
  2. cmfarm

    cmfarm Songster 8 Years

    May 3, 2010
    Elgin, TX
    Yes, it sometimes happens. It tends to be hard to fix. I find that if it is cause by then spreading there legs after hatching (opposed to hatching out with the problem) to be much easier to fix.
  3. dvoice

    dvoice Songster

    Jul 18, 2013
    Nanaimo, BC Canada
    Did you notice this after you put them in a brooder? My first hatch I only had 1 chick and after a few days in the brooder it had splayed legs. I figured it was the newspaper I put down was too slippery. This last batch 23chicks I put in the brooder on the 1/4" wire mesh and have not had a single problem.
  4. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Crowing 5 Years

    Feb 12, 2013
    Eastern WA
    give it time they may correct themselves, I had a baby chick with a foot tucked backwards, it hobbled around on the ankle but she fixed her own foot after a week. I didn't cull her because I was just hoping her foot would get better and the mom and other chicks were not pecking her.
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2013

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