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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:04 am    Post subject:

it doesnt sound good to me Sad are the legs ok? or splayed out to the side? this could stop it from standing.... you can fix it in young chicks but it might be too late now if it is that.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:46 am    Post subject:

mickvan wrote:
The legs are dragging backwards. They dont seem very strong at all. Sad


That sounds like it might be something a lot worse than a splayed leg prob Crying or Very sad splayed legs are more out to the side and can occur from the hen sitting too tight on the chicks one of my first chicks had it a bit also contributed to by the larger chick leaning on her a lot but i sorted it out by making her some sponge pants that held her legs together for a few weeks no probs since... your problem sounds like it could be spine damage or something....

I know Steps advice sounds harsh...... but ....its no frills honest advice... which is what you need. You could get an avian vet to take a look but it will cost you! Did this happen all of a sudden or has it always been like it?

Hope you get this sorted one way or another.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:46 pm    Post subject:

from what you say that chick is challenged

you can either follow Steps advice or allow the bird to struggle, and either eventually die, or have a painful life
I tend to be a bit of a coward/pussy and not cull certain birds which I think I should. After you have 2-3 birds that have a shitty life because they are challenged, and you see them everyday, your mentality starts to change.

It's like people keeping blind dogs and cats alive and that sort of things.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:09 am    Post subject: Re: re ill chick

Well problem solved... but if this is a birth defect rather than an accident/injury...then check out and keep an eye on the sibling too

mickvan wrote:
My concern now was the chick deformed due to its father. Reason being the fathers lower beak comes over the top of its top beak. Is this deformed and should I destroy this healthy bird or just prevent it from breeding.


Well thats not right at all.... and if that is a deformaty rather than accident damage (broken mandible) i would not breed from him.

are your b


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:31 am    Post subject:

So can you contact the person you bought the "pair" of males from did they breed them? Id advise not to try breed from him again.... but ....ive not seen the bird in question..... id deffinatley keep a close eye on the development of the remaining chicks tho.

good luck and sorry you'v had such bad luck Sad

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:54 am    Post subject:

Steptoe wrote:

Personally I would not rely on what previous breeders where the birds cone from....If they have defects in their lines , they will know it for sure, they havnt culled back, and selling on...do u really think what they have to say would be reliable?



doh......of course.... im far too trusting Anxious

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:35 am    Post subject:

mickvan wrote:
I will try to post some recent photo of the birds on here later on in the week. Thats if I can keep the birds looking clean. Its blackberry season over here in England at the moment and the Kaks love them albeit they look like they have been in bloody battle after they have ate them. Laughing


Laughing ...yeah mine love blackberrys too.....!!!!! even my new (in june) male will eat them while i hold them for him..... so september = bribe month Wink

would like to see some pics :)

do you have Blackberrys in NZ ?

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