new chick has third foot.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by THathaway, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. THathaway

    THathaway Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 13, 2011
    I picked up my Plymouth rock chicks today from a local feed store and when I got home I realized that one of chicks had a third foot coming out of the upper leg. Its toes on one of the other feet curled right over and could not walk around. I put it in the brooder with my one week old chicks and they immediately started pecking at the extra foot. Is this rare or does it happen more than you would think? I did call the feed store and swapped out the chick for another.
  2. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Must be the radiation from Japan! This is the 3rd one on here in the last couple of weeks! [​IMG]

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    Last edited: Apr 14, 2011
  3. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 29, 2011
    Did you get a picture before you swapped it? I'd like to see the 3rd foot!
    Oh and Welcome to BYC! And congrats on the new chicks!
  4. THathaway

    THathaway Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 13, 2011
    I didn't get a pic of the chick. I had to hurry up and get back to the feed store before they closed. I have been a fan of the site for quite a while but never joined. I am hooked, I have six production reds, one mix, and now four aracauna , two light brahma and 3 plymouth rock chicks. Need a bigger coop.
  5. nanawendy

    nanawendy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    Bellingham Wa
    [​IMG] And we all need bigger coops... [​IMG]

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