What causes an incubated hatched chick to have a stiff leg.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Judys Brood, May 5, 2016.

  1. Judys Brood

    Judys Brood New Egg

    Dec 11, 2015
    I get two to three chicks out of each batch that will have a stiff leg and they cannot stand? Does anyone know what is causing this and what I can do to prevent it.
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Chicken Obsessed

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi Judy, welcome to BYC

    Are these eggs from your own hens? If so, what are they fed? Are the chicks affected from the time that they hatch? 2or 3 out of how many in a batch? Do you have any pictures of an affected chick?

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