Chick toes?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by InducedAgate, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. InducedAgate

    InducedAgate Just Hatched

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    I figured since this isn't too big of an issue, it fits in this forum? One of the babies has some toes that kinda turn out, but the others seem fine. It's hereditary, I believe.
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    Should I attempt to correct this?
     
  2. jasonvanorder

    jasonvanorder Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it affecting the little bugger walks or sits on a roost? If not I wouldnt mess with it
     
  3. InducedAgate

    InducedAgate Just Hatched

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    I think it affects her perching slightly. That toe on the left bends so much that it doesn't want to wrap around the front when she grasps things. She can move around just fine, though.

    Then I suppose I should?
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    SO many things can cause this. Anything from nutrition of the parents, humidity that the eggs are incubated at, fluctuations in incubation humidity, off temperature during incubation, or genetics are all potential causes. It has no effect on the health or longevity of a bird though. Purely cosmetic.
     

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