My Hen has Tiny Toenails!!

Peppercorngal

Crowing
Feb 5, 2018
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Feather Falls, CA
I bought 4 Delaware hens already grown from a man who was selling his place a few months ago. I noticed that one has tiny little toe nails on the middle toe of each foot. I guess it's a genetic anomaly? Will she pass this trait on to her chicks??

delaware toes big.jpg delaware one toe.jpg
 

Scorpy89

Chirping
Jul 17, 2018
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Lanett, AL
Not sure if this is related, but my mother smashed her finger in a car door right where the cuticle is and the nail fell off only to regrow into a rice grain mass where the cuticle is. it kinda looks like that. seeing how those are the front two toes it is possible that it was an injury.
 

ChickenLeg

Crowing
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Feb 15, 2012
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Have you ever seen such a thing before? I haven't and it's WEIRD!! At first I thought she had NO nails on those middle toes! it doesn't seem to bother her at all. ;)
I can't recall for sure but I do vaguely remember a chicken of mine missing a toenail or having one that was broke off far back. But your pic is definitely interesting. 0.o
 

TheAfroTho

Hatching
Oct 24, 2018
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CA
It might have just broken off. I’ve seen that before and the chicken was fine. She just squawked and did the usual.
 

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