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Little runt with a deformed toe

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Desirai, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. Desirai

    Desirai Songster

    Oct 12, 2011
    When I got my babies a week ago, there was one tiny yellow one that is half the size of all the others. It was sickly and it couldn't walk, wouldn't eat or drink.

    I just knew it was going to pass..

    but alas, s/he has not!

    Aptly named Hercules, I am pretty sure this one is a boy.

    He is the tiniest of all, with a very short body like he got squished while in the egg.

    On his left foot, his right toe is short. I noticed it the very first day but didn't think too much of it until today I was inspecting for pasty butt, and I realized that toe is definitely really short.

    He almost doesn't even have a toe. It has no claw and is stubby.

    Do you think this will hinder him terribly? will he ever grow a claw?

    I'll take pictures tomorrow.. I just don't have any good shots of his feet yet.

    edit: he is the chick in my avatar
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2012

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