Extra toe is that normal

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hlhutchinson, May 21, 2017.

  1. hlhutchinson

    hlhutchinson Songster

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    IMG_7234.JPG 2 of our chickens feet are like this (see photo) the other two are what I would call normal. Is the extra toe a problem?
     

  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

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    Some breeds have extra toes, so it's not a problem.
     
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  3. hlhutchinson

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    Thank you
     
  4. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

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    Yes,some breeds have an extra toe, but the bird shown does not have a normal "arrangement" of the toes. While it should not affect her function, I'd not let her play in the gene pool, unless you want to breed birds with abnormal toes.
     
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