Baby Chick - Deformed Feet ???

SuzynHu

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May 24, 2014
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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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SuzynHu

Chirping
5 Years
May 24, 2014
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North Olmsted, Ohio
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.
 

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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