Lucky hatched 3 weeks ago. The only one out of 12 hatched by my Isa Brown (have 10). Hence Lucky. Yesterday 6 silkies hatched and 2 australorps. new to hatching love the site.
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You might want to post about the silkie here http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures
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Hi I've never been on any forums so new to everything hope I don't make too many mistakes.
My last chick to hatch was a silkie about 12 hours ago its outside toes are curled in and its fluff is stubby and its the runt of the litter. Its walking around seems ok. Should I worry. Thanks
Hi and welcome. Don't worry about getting around the website - we all make mistakes, so don't sweat it - you still get responses and hopefully helpful ones at that!
Curled toes can be common in any breed of chick, sometimes due to crowded in the egg. Please put "curled toes," in the search box and information should pop up about making a bandage shoe to straighten the toes.
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Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. Congratulations on your hatch and good luck with straightening those toes.
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x2 on drumstick diva's suggestion. There are posts on how to straighten the toes using tape, that should help.
Thanks for joining us!