What is causing this

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

  1. Mumpy

    Mumpy Out Of The Brooder

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    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
    Richard
     
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    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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