Should I be concerned with these Austrolorp chicks wings?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by OilyChick, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. OilyChick

    OilyChick Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 5 Australorps and 3 of them have this same way of "holding" their wings away from their body. I'm just wondering if this is normal for this breed? My other 2 have wings that are tucked alongside the body in the normal way.

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  2. BlixbabyFarm

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    too hot??? i'm new so my opinion doesn't count for much...
     
  3. OilyChick

    OilyChick Out Of The Brooder

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    oops I posted in the wrong forum...sorry! Will repost over at raising baby chicks
     
  4. OilyChick

    OilyChick Out Of The Brooder

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    I really don't think so as these guys/gals tend to huddle and stay near the mama heating pad. It seems more like their wings are "stuck" in this position. They are healthy otherwise. Tend to be a little smaller than the rest and not as aggressive for food but otherwise normal
     
  5. Wyatt0224

    Wyatt0224 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have australorps now and I don't remember their wings doing that when they were chicks.
     
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  6. OilyChick

    OilyChick Out Of The Brooder

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    uh oh...[​IMG]
     
  7. Wyatt0224

    Wyatt0224 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you felt them to see if there is any injury?
     
  8. OilyChick

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    No, haven't checked for injuries. They all have developed this shape at same rate of progress. Really don't think there is an injury. I will go back in my photos of them and try to figure out when they first started looking this way...
     
  9. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    I've had Australorps in the past, the wing positions are "normal".
    Agree with Wyatt0224, check to make sure it's not an injury. Is the wing turning out ward from the body or from the joint/elbow? If not an injury & you have 3 out of 5, I'd call the breeder and mention it to him/her, possible inherited defect?
     
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  10. OilyChick

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    Thanks ChicksNanny13...I will check them tomorrow to see how they are turned. And I guess I should let the breeder know too. I probably wouldn't have thought of that.
     

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