New hatchling - deformity ot not?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Tiempo, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. Tiempo

    Tiempo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This little Icelandic is only a few hours old, but it keeps getting its left leg over the wing. I keep correcting it, but it gets right back there.

    Problem or no?

    Thanks

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  2. Tiempo

    Tiempo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I'm really thinking there's a problem, it seems to be down on its little hocks and can't get its legs back and under itself, any ideas?
     
  3. Tiempo

    Tiempo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bump.

    It seems to be a mild case of straddle legs, there are now three out of nine like this..what would cause it?

    It seems to be a development issue. It's not footing, they hatched on mesh and were transferred to paper towels, they were like this right from hatching, the ones with bad legs had very long hatches from pipping, I think it was hard for them to push with their bad legs.

    I have Swedish Flower hens hatching too, they were incubated together and the SFHs are all fine so far.
     

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