hole in webbing on chicks feet

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by little1523cacklers, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. little1523cacklers

    little1523cacklers Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought 2 wyandotte chicks on they have a hole in the webbing of each foot is this normal for this breed of chicken.
     
  2. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post a picture? Sounds like someone may have used a toe punch on them so they can identify them easier.
     
  3. little1523cacklers

    little1523cacklers Out Of The Brooder

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    ok I will post a pick
     
  4. Stuck in the Coop

    Stuck in the Coop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your birds are purebred, this is a toe punch to indicate line, strain or sire. Often the breeder will let you know what the toe punch means. If the holes are the same on each bird, they are from the same strain.

    This picture shows a toe punch. I know who the daddy was to this bird by where the hole is.

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  5. little1523cacklers

    little1523cacklers Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you very much, I bought my chicks at the stockton poultry show from Featherhills Farms coldwell Id.
    So what you said makes perfect since because he says the chicks are from he show birds and he says he is a master breeder. so knbow I am very excited about them growing up for my DDs to show them in 4H and other shows.[​IMG]
     

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