Help! chick born with one backwards toe!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by happyhens44, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    Im so confussed, I Just reconized that my little chick (silver laced cochin) Has a backwards Toe! I mean the nail points upwards! anyone have experience with this happening, Possibly because its a shipped egg.
  2. CannonChicks

    CannonChicks In the Brooder

    Feb 21, 2011
    That is crazy, do you have a picture?
  3. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    Well there both backwards, On each foot the same toes backwards. I read online that feathered feet chickens are more commenly for this is happen, unfortunality, I cant get a pic because its toes are sooo small and the only camera I have it my phone, which sucks but ill go online and see if I could fine a pic that looks Identical.
  4. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Songster

    Aug 1, 2010
    Mount Vernon, WA
    are you sure it isnt a spur? [​IMG]
  5. newlyweds

    newlyweds Pearl of the Prairie

    Mar 12, 2010
    Southeast Texas
    Are you sure it isn't a 5th toe, like a silkie?
  6. fratmor

    fratmor Songster

    Sep 10, 2010
    My cochin has a 5th toe that is normal.[​IMG]
  7. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    Not its not spurs, He was only a day old.

    But he passed away [​IMG]
  8. jtbeckett

    jtbeckett In the Brooder

    May 23, 2010
    I'm so sorry to hear about your chick.

    I was searching "backwards toe" 'cause I noticed my bantam cochin frizzle and my faverolle/cochin bantam both have their outside toes just like that, with the tallon pointing up. I was wondering if it was a bantam cochin thing... since they're from totally different sources.

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