Tripod Update: Pic Pg 21 May try intros today....

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by ChicknThief, May 1, 2008.

  1. ChicknThief

    ChicknThief Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2008
    Nor Cal
    Just had a chick hatch with three legs. [​IMG] Can it live, or do I have to cull it??? It is normal otherwise, and hatched out fine on its own.
     
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  2. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    Is it moving around properly? Eating and drinking properly?

    Do you have a pic?
     
  3. ChicknThief

    ChicknThief Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2008
    Nor Cal
    Just born two minutes ago, so I haven't given it food yet. I will try to get a pic, but can't make promises because of the stupid hova windows...
     
  4. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    [​IMG] really? Can you post a pic? Like linkhill said, if it is eating and drinking I wouldn't worry about it.
    chicknthief, love your avatar.
     
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  5. ChicknThief

    ChicknThief Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2008
    Nor Cal
    I am working on getting pics onto photobucket now. It will be a few minutes because I need to crop and adjust the lighting on the pics to make this easier to see.

    I am so upset about this. Still being up at four in the morning isn't helping the sentiment either. Mom doesn't think she can live, but if it's possible, she and I would love to know how. Has anyone else experienced this?

    Carrie, thank you. That is my little Suedelette, Valentine. Ain't he handsome [​IMG]
     
  6. ChicknThief

    ChicknThief Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2008
    Nor Cal
    Here are the pics. Please help me if you can. [​IMG]


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  7. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    there is nothing you can do. Do you want to raise this one? You may not have a choice. I would let nature take it's course. I wouldn't want any chicks from it since it carries an abnormal trait, you understand? But if you want to keep it as a pet..............??
     
  8. ChicknThief

    ChicknThief Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2008
    Nor Cal
    Oh Good Lord we would never breed from it. I mean, if it can live, and live a life of the same quality as a normal chick, then yes, we want to raise it. It doesn't seem to have any feeling in the "extra" limb, or at least she doesn't seem to be able to manipulate it.

    I should add that these are eggs that we bought from Safeway. They are the Rock Island eggs that my mother has already started a thread about, though I thought that this deserved its own thread.

    These eggs are probably several weeks old, and had been refrigerated. I don't think that the age caused this, but maybe the cold temps???
     
  9. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Chillin' With My Peeps

    That is a bit funky, but maybe it will live, the third leg may not work, it may just hand there. If it can walk it may survive..

    what breed of chicken do you think they are???

    charlie
     
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  10. horsechick

    horsechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    That is AMAZING!
    You could always contact ripleys believe it or not. [​IMG]

    Or a circus, maybe they'd pay big for a 3 legged chicken. [​IMG]

    Gosh I hope it lives, that would be so kewl to have it for a pet!!
     

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