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No toenails on one girl

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One of my 5 redstars seems to have no toenail on her middle toe on both feet. She's 9 weeks old, and I remember looking at her toes as an easily handled chick and noticed it then, genetic? She busily scratches the ground when the ants go marching... anyone see this before?

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It may be either genetic or the result of an injury.  Bottom line is it will have no impact on her quality of life.  In the past I have had birds that lost toes due to frost bite, and they live happy and full lives.

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Thank-you, everything else on her looks within normal range, 

i did pick her up and look to see if there was any damage or scarring, nope just a round not sharp toe.

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