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Frinky toes UPDATED W/PICS

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Silkie Sue, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. Silkie Sue

    Silkie Sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have 4 week old Polish chicks and when they are running around their toes look normal and straight, but when i let them perch on my hand the toes look all crooked, is this something i should worry about?
    both parents have normal toes. will they grow out of this ? i am really trying for SQ birds. it is late now and my camera doesn't take good pictures in the barn at night. Whaddya think?

    Out of the 5 chicks this seems to be the only one with the condition...

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    and here he is perching

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    but look at this face... [​IMG]

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    Last edited: Apr 13, 2011
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    How crooked? Do they look normal when standing still?
     
  3. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would add vitamins asap.
     
  4. Silkie Sue

    Silkie Sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:they kinda curl to the side.... yes they look perfect on the ground
    maybe they just need to practice perching [​IMG]
     
  5. Silkie Sue

    Silkie Sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i have polytonin and Super booster
    when they hatched i had the super boooster in their water for the first week
    nothing since
    i will put some in rite away
    do you think it is something to worry about?
     
  6. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably not. I've heard it can be incubation issues too... like temperature fluctuations etc...
     
  7. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, Sue, if it is the incubator, I will let you know how my hatch goes as to whether they have curly toes. I did not change the settings since you returned it to me. (I lent her my incubator for her hatch)
     
  8. Silkie Sue

    Silkie Sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bump .... [​IMG]
    i just put pics on so you can see
     

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