Originally Posted by Triplell
Thanks for responding,
The toes are like twisted and she walks on it like a club. I feal so sorry for it cause I didn't catch it sooner. The toes are soft and is able to grip alittle. If she can live a normal life then I will just leave her alone. Should I be on the look out for others who develope this? I have hatched out 40 chicks out of this group and never seen anything like this before. Otherwise can it be hereditary? I do alway's have duvet vitamins and minerals add to thier water for 3 days on and then 4 days off with fresh water daily. The only feed they were getting was chick starter then I switched to Flock Raiser about 10 day's ago with taking 7 days to do the switching. I prefer not to feed antibotic's as I have many customers who are allergic so I make sure they don't get any from day one.
It's usually incubator related. Happens in the first few days of growth from what I've read.
You can correct it with chick shoes, and I have raised one silkie male that had a really weird foot, and he didn't walk as well as the others - but there was no obvious pain or discomfort. I've had mild curled toes, and moderate curled toes. My incubator varies a lot in temp if I don't have the turner full (it loses temperature). Though I can't be sure.
Can you post a picture?