Baby Chick - Deformed Feet ???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SuzynHu, Sep 25, 2014.

  1. SuzynHu

    SuzynHu Out Of The Brooder

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    So we picked up 7 new baby chicks of various breeds this week and our observant daughter noticed that one of them appears to have deformed feet - an "extra" toe on each foot. I don't imagine this is an issue to be concerned about, but I am curious if others have come across this before with their own birds and, if so, how frequently it occurs.
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  2. SuzynHu

    SuzynHu Out Of The Brooder

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    Never mind. I just did some research and see that it is normal for the Salmon Favorolle breed to have extra toes. Sorry. This is my first...I'm still learning.
     
  3. Eggcessive

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    Yes, faverolles, silkies, and some other breeds have 5 toes normally. Faverolles are very docile and sweet, and can be bullied in a mixed flock. Always make sure that you have more than one feeder and water station when they are older, to make sure they get their share.
     

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