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What is causing this

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mumpy, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. Mumpy

    Mumpy In the Brooder

    May 14, 2014
    I've done a few incubations and every now and then I will get a chick (Quail) that will have his toes curled in. Is this caused by something I'm doing wrong during the Incubation period?

    Thanks in Advance
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    According the chicken chick (blogger) these are the causes (along with slippery flooring) for both straddle leg and curled toes:

    • temperature fluxuations during incubation
    • a difficult hatch that makes legs weak
    • leg or foot injury
    • brooder overcrowding
    • a vitamin deficiency

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