- Nov 24, 2007
I was so proud I waited patiently throught the winter for my Silkie hen to start laying, she and her rooster finally got down to bussiness and I just hatched my first eggs. HOWEVER, 3 of the 4 have crooked toes (on one or both feet) and one one of those three is also splay legged. The only "normal" one appears to have 6 toes per foot instead of five. What is happening! Is this normal for Silkies or do we have a pair that should not continue to breed? I know you can try to fix the crooked toes with matchsticks, popsicle sticks, etc. but is that realistic especially with feathers down the toes that would get stuck in an bandage/tape adhesive?