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Chick's with legs in the air

Postby matt » Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:28 pm

:-)19 Hi

Have two norfork blacks which hatched yesterday and I fined them lying on there backs?

strange

Happy when I turn them over but turn my back and there leggs in the air..

Had them before a few times, and others which hatched at same time are fine. Plus other breeds

Any thouhts

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Re: Chick's with legs in the air

Postby chrismahon » Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:58 pm

Have you got a non-slip surface on the floor of the brooder Matt? Their centre of gravity may be different and they keep slipping over perhaps?
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Re: Chick's with legs in the air

Postby matt » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:01 pm

Yes that's one I learn't with ducks..
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Re: Chick's with legs in the air

Postby matt » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:03 pm

I like that mate.. just seen the wise bird/guru nice.

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Re: Chick's with legs in the air

Postby matt » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:08 pm

Its not the weak leg thing.. that was posted..I have had turkeys some it but not seen this before. And any ant does 300 turkeys a year and she has no
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Re: Chick's with legs in the air

Postby chrismahon » Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:34 am

The other possibilities are a general weakness in the legs due to a vitamin deficiency in the parent or congenital defect. Where did the hatching eggs come from Matt? Perhaps they will improve once they start eating, if they can?
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Re: Chick's with legs in the air

Postby matt » Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:47 am

They came from a really nice turkey farm. The turkeys were out side when I picked up the eggs and the looked great. Very clean,

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Re: Chick's with legs in the air

Postby Paddy_c20 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:27 am

Probly no use to you but when I had my little ducks hatch I was worried sick as they would move a couple of inches then sit down, even when they were Gettin big Ish after 4 weeks or so they still Iy moved about a little then plonked down as if they were tired, always made sure nutrition was good etc, as they got bigger they grew out of it. And now I have 3 near 2 year old beauty's all fine with no problems, maybe yours go to sit and sort of fall over into there backs, look after em am sure they be fine, don't give up on the little souls
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Re: Chick's with legs in the air

Postby Paddy_c20 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:28 am

Probly no use to you but when I had my little ducks hatch I was worried sick as they would move a couple of inches then sit down, even when they were Gettin big Ish after 4 weeks or so they still Iy moved about a little then plonked down as if they were tired, always made sure nutrition was good etc, as they got bigger they grew out of it. And now I have 3 near 2 year old beauty's all fine with no problems, maybe yours go to sit and sort of fall over into there backs, look after em am sure they be fine, don't give up on the little souls
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