1. Missouri Maiden

    Missouri Maiden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feb 4, 2009
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    My 16 week old cockeral has a crooked toe; it doesn't seem to hurt him. He doesn't limp, but is this some sort of disease/calcium defency?
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    It is usually genetic, sometimes nutritional if the whole flock has it, but unlikely, so nothing to worry about.
     
  3. Homeonthefarm

    Homeonthefarm New Egg

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    Jul 13, 2009
    When I used to artificially incubate my chicks I sometimes did get some crooked toes due to high temperatures during the incubation process. However if I lowered the tempeturature I got fewer chicks... It's a thin line and my bator was a very old one without many features...
     

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