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Curly toes on my 1-month old chick--will she be ok? (pics)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by telehillco, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. telehillco

    telehillco Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm new to chicken ownership and have been loving every minute, but have a concern about one of my one-month old RIR chicks who has developed a "curly" toe on both feet. I never noticed anything until maybe two weeks ago, but it doesn't seem to be getting any better. She doesn't have any problem walking, or perching so far it seems and she doesn't seem to mind when I try to straighten it. Should I worry or do something, or will she just have unique feet?
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  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    It happens, she'll be fine. Sometimes it is incubation and sometimes it is genetic.
     
  3. telehillco

    telehillco Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the quick reply. That makes me feel better!
     
  4. CityChook

    CityChook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First, [​IMG] -- you're among friends here!

    I have a 1 y/o Buff Orp who got crooked toes on each foot around 1 month, too. She gets around just fine. It makes it easy to tell her apart from the others. We call her "crazy Daisy crooked toes."
     
  5. chickenman33

    chickenman33 Out Of The Brooder

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    thats notin, i got a roster with that, look for the section of mine called " upward twisted toes, my rooster i pefectly heathy,
     
  6. chickenman33

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    is pefectly heathy.
     

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