Crooked toes in my experience are usually a hatching issue. Early in my hatching experience, I intervened earlier than I should have and had chicks with crooked toes. This year I've been more hands off and have only had a couple with toe issues. Those were ones that I assisted because they were the last to hatch and became shrink wrapped when I opened up the incubator to remove the gang of chicks that had hatched first. 24 hr with the sticky part of bandaids to keep their toes spread & straight and mine were fine. Your boy's toes don't really look that bad. Chris had one with a serious bent toe but he managed fine up until he went to freezer camp. If you didn't notice them when he was a chick, he could have damaged them somehow. I had one chick that was fine at hatch then at several weeks of age I noticed that he was missing one of his toes up to the first joint. I have no idea what happened to it.
Thank you, Debi. They didn't look that bad to me, either. He has no problems walking, and is still very pleasant to be around. 5 Mos. old, today. He is very watchful over the 8 hens, and seems like he will be good with them. I appreciate you sharing your experiences with me.