Fawn Or Grey Cheek
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I went in to the setup tonight and did my ususal rounds after I had fed all the birds, on inspection of one of the nest boxes form a pair that had hatched a sole chick (First Round), I found that the cock bird has been sitting really tight on the chick, which had cause it to start developing splayed legs.
As the chick is only Five days old, I decided to place a couple of eggs in the nest which had been laid by my spare hens. Hopefully this will stop the cock from pushing down on the chick and maybe help the legs to recover before it's to late?
Source: Five Day Old Chick