Chick with 5 toes on one foot

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by NoelleBell31, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. NoelleBell31

    NoelleBell31 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 7, 2014
    I recently picked up my baby chicks 5 days ago. 2 Easter Eggers and 1 Buff Orphington. I noticed that my Buff has an extra toe growing out of another toe. Just wondering if this is common and will she be ok later in life. I also noticed that her poop is a different color than the other two. It's a light brownish orange. She eats and drinks and is the first to explore everything. She seems happy and healthy. I did look at the poop guide...but there are poops with the same color listed in the healthy and[​IMG][/IMG] non healthy categories. Any opinions would be greatly appreciated! [​IMG]
  2. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 30, 2012
    River Valley, AR
    As far as the toe goes, some breeds have a fifth toe and IT believe EasterEggers are a "mixed breed" chicken so it may have popped out from past genetics. Or it could just be a mutatio but it shouldn't create a problem.

    The poop, I wouldn't worry as long as their behavior is okay.

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