Humidity caused a turned toe...can I still breed him?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Swiffer Duster Frizzle, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. Swiffer Duster Frizzle

    Swiffer Duster Frizzle In the Brooder

    Mar 2, 2011
    I had the humidity too high in the incubator and the chick was hatched with a turned toe. If I breed this rooster can this be passed on? It isn't considered a genetic defect is it?
    I'm sorry if this is a stupid question, but I just couldn't find any information anywhere and everyone here knows so much.
  2. aveca

    aveca Songster

    Jun 30, 2009
    Waverly, NY
    usually a turned toe is the result of genetics or hen did not get enough B2 vitamin.. you can research B2 and curley toes in here or google it. sounds like a mild form of it. if it is vit deficiency you might correct it as the chick grows.
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2011

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