Introducing a chick with leg problems

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by skeezix05, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. skeezix05

    skeezix05 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have sixteen chicks that I am introducing that are 2 1/2 months old to four month old chickens. I did the 'see but don't touch' method for several weeks and now they are all together. One chick walks on her hocks and can not roost because one foot is sideways. My question is will she be able to survive with older ones? She is fine with her batch of chicks..There are seventeen older ones and sixteen younger ones.Thanks a bunch!
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    If she's with them now then that's the best you can do, keep an eye out for any picking or bullying, it's hard to predict behavior, you may at some point have to separate, and probably eventually cull her, it can't be comfortable walking on the hocks, or having a twisted leg, good luck.
     
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    skeezix05 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks you were right. I had to separate her. I've come to the same conclusion, I need to cull her. :/
     
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    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Sorry that's always rough.
     

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