Funny feet

NewChickenmama06

Songster
Apr 5, 2019
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Western Ma
I hatched some birds back in April and all of them have toes that are on the side. They do not seem to be in pain and they are walking and running fine. I just am not sure what it is. I read it could of been something that went wrong during incubation. Anyhoo, I am attaching pictures of some feet and if anyone has any input it would be greatly appreciated :D
 

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coloradowildflower

Crowing
12 Years
Jul 12, 2008
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Utah
Causes:
This sometimes is caused by fluctuating temperatures in your incubator. It can also be caused by vitamin deficiencies in the mother hen. Another cause can be not enough genetic diversity in your breeding stock.
Treatments:
Crooked toes can often be remedied by splinting, but only when chicks are very young and the bones are still hardening.
If your birds are walking and scratching and eating fine, I don't think it's anything to worry about. I have one with a couple very crooked toes and she does just fine.
 

NewChickenmama06

Songster
Apr 5, 2019
189
485
157
Western Ma
Causes:
This sometimes is caused by fluctuating temperatures in your incubator. It can also be caused by vitamin deficiencies in the mother hen. Another cause can be not enough genetic diversity in your breeding stock.
Treatments:
Crooked toes can often be remedied by splinting, but only when chicks are very young and the bones are still hardening.
If your birds are walking and scratching and eating fine, I don't think it's anything to worry about. I have one with a couple very crooked toes and she does just fine.
Thanks, they are all drinking, eating, running around and roosting just fine. The crooked toes don't seem to be bothering them at all.
 

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