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Stepping on her own feet, even perched..bow legged? injured?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by apmomma, May 8, 2011.

  1. apmomma

    apmomma In the Brooder

    Dec 3, 2010
    Northern Colorado
    We've just begun to realize that one of our little Welsummers (maybe 8wks+/-1wk) is having leg problems...
    She's been staying up in the coop by herself, not coming down the ladder into the run with the others, just perched and cheeping. When she does walk (which isn't often) her legs cross so that she's stepping on her own foot, even when she is perched her feet are on top of eachother.
    Do you think she got hurt or is she developing abnormally??
    Any help would be SO appreciated.. I searched but could only find info on straddle leg.
    We're afraid that when we eventually introduce these chicks to our 1yr old flock that she'll be picked on.. [​IMG]

    Thank you!

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