My first hatch!!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by AilsVonHelson, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. AilsVonHelson

    AilsVonHelson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YAY! I put in a barred cochin eggs into our FFA chapter's incubator, and to my surprise this morning, the chick hatched a day early!

    sadly, she fell off one level of the incubator on to another, but seems to be okay... But one of it's legs is kinda stiff and pointing outward, i checked the joint and felt around the area. No breaks or fractures...

    I saw her stand a few times too! Hopefully it's just a case of wobbly newly-hatched feet. [​IMG]

    pics soon!
     
  2. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

    Jun 14, 2008
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    do a search on spraddle leg... I think you may be able to use bandaids and such to right it's leg so it's got a better chance of being fixed and being able to walk better.


    It's neat to hatch your own isn't it? Congrats.
     
  3. AilsVonHelson

    AilsVonHelson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did a search o nspraddle leg and that looks really similar to what it has, but i saw it make attempts to stand, once i go to school tomorrow i'll see if it's any better, if not, then band-aid ahoy!
     
  4. AilsVonHelson

    AilsVonHelson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pictures!

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    Sorry for poor quality, they were taking with excited, shaky hands with a camera phone.!
     
  5. chixie

    chixie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2009
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    cute
     
  6. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Cool! It sure is fun to hatch chicks!
     

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