production chickens

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cgjsmith, May 21, 2008.

  1. cgjsmith

    cgjsmith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey all my daughters class hatched out tyson chickens (what ever they use) I knew there was a chance of problems because well anything production is going to be a problem for a small hobby farm. I brought home two chicks one is groewing normal but fast the other seemed to ballon over night and its legs spradledI mean its so mig it can't get onits feet. I am giving them regulare chick feed and they are in with my other chicks. I don't know if I can fix it or if it needs to be culled. suggestions Crystal
     
  2. rhchick

    rhchick Out Of The Brooder

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    I am having the same problem. I only have one that has leg problems but the bigger issue is that I have no idea what type of birds I have on my hands. I have 21 birds that the 4th grade classes at my son's school hatched out. Some of the them are white with a hint of black in the feathers the others are all white. I haven't noticed any of them growing extremely fast over the others to indicate a fryer. I don't know what I have for sure.

    I thought the one with the leg problems would never make it past the 4th day of life when we brought it home. We are now at 4 weeks and it is still getting to food and water daily by hopping on one leg. I am open for any suggestions.[​IMG]
     
  3. bangor777

    bangor777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do a search for spraddle leg. It seems like a fairly easy home patch job with a bandaid. I'm sure some more experienced people will chime in. Good luck to you!
     
  4. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

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