My rooster is missing a claw!

melina90

Chirping
7 Years
Aug 19, 2012
281
7
88
Ringerike, Norway
I have three roosters in my flock. They're 10 months old now, peaceful and never fighting at all. They are freerange during the day, and staying in a double horse-stall at night. None of them has showed any symptoms of diseases, but earlier today I noticed that one of our roosters is missing a claw on his middle/longest toe. I'm not talking about his spur. I picked him up and could confirm that he had no claw on this toe. There was no wound or blood either, and didnt look infected at all. Perhaps a bit more round at the tip than the other clawed toes.

Any experiences or input on this? I would think that I'd noticed if he was missing a claw from the beginning... Is there any disease where claws falling off is one of the symptoms?
 

melina90

Chirping
7 Years
Aug 19, 2012
281
7
88
Ringerike, Norway
Was able to get a photo of my roosters feet. On some of the toes his nails are very short, but not missing.




I think his toes look lumpy and weird compared to the other roosters. He doesn't limp or show any signs of being uncomfortable though.
 

goldstar

In the Brooder
6 Years
Apr 23, 2013
31
0
22
Hello everyone, thanks for the warm welcome my name is Michael. My flock will have 15 sexlinks (gold stars) and 10 orpingtons all hens. I read that these are compatible breeds together any one have any feed back?
 

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