Newly hatched with twisted hocks/ upside down legs!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by nzchicke, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. nzchicke

    nzchicke Out Of The Brooder

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    Help - has any one had this before? I have had the odd one with one leg bad, the leg is usually 'upside down' at the hock, so the chicks foot bottom is facing upwards when It should be down..
    But last two hatched (total 40 chicks all up) I have had 3, this hatch the two affected has both legs like this.
    I am trying to work out if it is A. genetic B. feed/deficiency C. incubator D. combination?
    the two I just despatched looked to be of the same breeding, but can not say any of the others were as i have just finished the breeding season and chooks are roaming free of the pens in a mixed flock now..

    I have tried googling this but none seem to be the same as these? lots of other deformities but not quiet the same type..
     
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    nzchicke Out Of The Brooder

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    any one??
     

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