Derperella, the (weird) Faverolles, & Friends

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Nambroth, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    I have a crooked toed hen. Both feet. I have made her a special roost since she can not roost like the other chickens, but its her roost and heck no, she won't share with not one but Vanilla, except Vanilla prefers to roost on top of the cat carrier come nest box. LOL. I named her Criptoe... LOL. I know, very creative. She lays an egg every day, runs like the other birds and can be one mean rear broad when them roosters come near her. She does NOT let them mount her at all. LOL. She's my only "V" hen. HAHAHA
     
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  2. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mines called curly toe. I should of tried to fix her toes when she hatched but didn't. She layed the first egg from the flock. She can get on the roost no problem. I've hatched some eggs from the flock & no crooked toes. I think there was to much heat while in the bator. Both feet here to. She's fine just has crooked toes I saw no need to kill her because of that & am glad I didn't.
     
  3. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    More like a vitamin deficiency while the egg was developing to be laid. Mine were two weeks old when I got them, adn by then it was to late.
     
  4. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I won't let this happen again it was totally me being lacy. Your probably right about the vitamins. I thought it was too much heat.
     
  5. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    If it were heat, you would have had more chicks with problems from the get go.
     
  6. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Learn something new everyday. I guess that means I only hatched one egg from that chicken. At the time I only had ten hens & put 48 eggs in the bator & if I remember right I hatched 30 chicks & 14 were cockerels. But your right there was only one with crooked toes. I have since hatched again from all the above but with a different Roo & got no crooked toes.
     
  7. dennarahl

    dennarahl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just had a giggle. :) I just hatched out three babies, and the nest box in the bunny hutch was a pringles box...[​IMG]
     
  8. Wishing4Wings

    Wishing4Wings Isn't it Amazing? Premium Member

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    I think Derp should have her own calendar! Derp and friends! I'm sure Fud Lady will be getting right on that! [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Congratulations on your new chips! ........ er,um chicks. [​IMG]
     
  9. MissusC

    MissusC Causaruckus Homestead

    Thank you for the response. I am in no way breeding anything here. We got chickens to have backyard eggs. We are also highly amused by them, which is a great bonus. :) These chicks were from a feed store, which I believe got them from Ideal Hatchery. Not totally sure though.

    One thing I am learning from all my reading here is that chicken genetics are very strange and crazy things.
     
  10. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    Well you could have hatched more than just one of her eggs. It was just that one egg was lacking on that day...
     

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