Need help - Refresh my mind ??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by swtangel321, May 16, 2009.

  1. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Ok so I'm not new at hatching chicks and have had some GREAT hatches in the past !! Well now I'm having a few problems and wondering if anyone knows why and what might be causing my issues !!!

    What caused crooked (sp?) foot ? Also should I try to fix this or should I cull chicks with this problem?? This is happening in more that 1 chick. Also what caused a chick to pip the wrong end ?

    Never had these issues before, This is driving me nuts !!! Any help/answers would be GREAT !!!

  2. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    It could be in the genes, or it could be from the hatching. The slower a chick is in hatching, the more chances there are for it to have problems such as a twisted foot. Are they hatching later than 21 days? The pip on the wrong end is not all that uncommon.

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