Fused toes?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by spassehl, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. spassehl

    spassehl Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG][​IMG] I shared an order of chicks with a friend. The day they came in she came to my house to pick them up. She chose her 12 chicks and went home. Today almost 3 weeks later I went to her house for the first time to see how the chicks where doing. She pointed out that she only got 1 Light Brahmas and I was sure I gave her 2 of each breed. After looking over the chicks I realized her other Light Brahmas had fused toes. It seem to be one of the biggest chicks and active and seem to get around just fine. It also dose not seem as though the others are messing with her.

    Should I be concerned for this chick or will it do fine with deformed feet? Is this a common thing? [​IMG][​IMG]

    Thanks!! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2009
  2. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    I'm not an expert by any means, but as long as its running around and doing well, I wouldn't worry about it. I probably wouldn't use it for breeding stock, though.
     
  3. Jennie5193

    Jennie5193 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I'm new here - and I'm dealing with the same thing! I got some Brahma chicks two weeks ago, now they're three weeks old and some of them have the fused toes. Out of the six I got, I think only two of them do not have the fused toes. I wonder if this is something common to this breed. If I decide to "breed" them, I'll definately have to find some new stock. [​IMG]

    I noticed that they'll sometimes get off balance and slip over, but most of the time I have to look closely to see which ones are fused. I hope they'll do just fine - keep me posted!
     

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