my silkie has a extra 2 toes

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bandit1988, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. bandit1988

    bandit1988 Out Of The Brooder

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    its 2 days old today and i noticed u no the toes at the back of the leg well my silkie has 2 eagc leg 2 small ones and 2 big ones its always like sleepign never realy seen it active or eat or drink always sleeping i cant help ut think its deformed some how internaly and die like one of my hcicks from the first batch i did
     
  2. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

    Aug 17, 2008
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    Silkies should have 5 toes each foot. Some have more or less. Toe numbers probably wouldn't be connected to internal problems but it may have them or just be a weak chick. Wait & see.
     
  3. Shiloh Acres

    Shiloh Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't really address everything since I'm not sure from your post what's going on, but silkies are supposed to have five toes. Three in front and two in back.

    A chick should be active though. Is it alone or do you have other chicks with it? How old? If it is very young, do you have it in a warm enough brooder? It may be lonely, or huddling to stay warm?

    But five toes is not a deformity in a silkie.
     
  4. bandit1988

    bandit1988 Out Of The Brooder

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    i have 8 chicks all together there always under the bulb but i cant lower it any mroe as they will brun and die i heep the room as warm as i can but other chicks are usualy active for a goot 15 mins rthen sleep never seen that one realy move
     
  5. bandit1988

    bandit1988 Out Of The Brooder

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    oop hang on its up and about now might give him another dip int he water tho to make sure he knows how to drink
     

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