Normal wing?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Kharris75, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. Kharris75

    Kharris75 In the Brooder

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    this chick is about 4-5 days old and the left wing is partly separated and hanging away. Is this normal? Will it correct itself?
     

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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    Sometimes, that's just the way they feather in. You won't even notice it in another week or two.
     
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  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Waiting on a Fresh Garden Salad

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    That does happen as those wing feathers come in. It's nothing to worry about.
     
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  4. SueT

    SueT Free Ranging

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    SueT Free Ranging

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    that was the wrong link, I edited it to the correct one....
     
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  6. Kharris75

    Kharris75 In the Brooder

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    I hope it’s a female—I did the “feather sexing” and there are two uneven rows of feathers—if not a hen then it won’t get to go to the coop at my friends house! Fingers crossed she’s a hen
     
  7. SueT

    SueT Free Ranging

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    Feather sexing is not universal, they say it only can be used for a few specific breeds.
    Anyway, good luck with your baby! I will be very interested to know if it is male or female, please let me know when you know!
    Sue
     
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  8. Kharris75

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    That’s what I read too, but here’s to hoping!
     

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