New Chick w/Missing toes

swift081702

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10 Years
Apr 29, 2009
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Our one and only PB Cochin chick that hatched from our shipped 7 eggs, is missing the last toe on each foot. There are little stubs, but not a full grown toe and claw. She straddles to walk and seems to have a hard time balancing. Will she adjust and be able to walk normally or could this be a problem later on. I think the postal service really did a number on these eggs, as the remaining six eggs looked like scrambled eggs when we opened them up. I am amazed this little chick made it this far.
 

Mahonri

Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast
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13 Years
May 14, 2008
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many times toe problems are due to high incubation temps.

I have a couple of 5 week olds with crooked toe issues and they way they run around, you would never know it.
 

BAYAREABIRDER

Songster
11 Years
Jan 1, 2009
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She will find her own way of living, let her be, and she will and is fine!!!! Missing a pinkie toe on each foot is no biggie. We humans dont really use ours anyway!
 

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