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One of our chickens can't fly because of small wings...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JiJi7, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. JiJi7

    JiJi7 Hatching

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    I'm fairly new to keeping chickens and one of our about 12 week old chick seems to have much smaller wings than her sisters. She's a Black Sex Link and is the biggest out of the trio, and not by much. The others seem to have no trouble fluttering on to a stick a foot high but the BSL even struggles with the balancing on a stick barely off of the ground. Maybe it's just early clumsiness and the fact she isn't full grown?
     

  2. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Songster

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    Might be, or might be a defect. If their coop is off the ground, I'd make sure there was a ramp with cleats for her to walk up. If she doesn't mature out of it, you also might want to provide a ramp to at least one nestbox.
     

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