Hi all! I've been reading the forum for awhile (and dreaming of a flock of my own!) and that dream has finally come true. Thanks to a generous friend down the street (who doesn't use her very large, fenced backyard), I was able to purchase my very first flock of chickens. I ordered from My Pet Chicken and bought 15. I'm splitting the order three ways with a couple of friends, though I'll be doing the initial "bringing up baby." I'm no stranger to animals--including chickens. I've worked on farms and for vets almost my whole working life, but these are the first chickens I'll have all as my own! My chicks arrived this morning, all peeping their indignation at having been shipped from Ohio to Kentucky, but they were robust and immediately took to eating, drinking, playing, and sleeping (that's my little Ancona in my avatar). This evening, I offered them a bit of yogurt, and one of my little peeps (I think she's an Easter Egger...she has feathered legs) galloped through the yogurt and got all messy. I picked her up and started wiping her off with a wet paper towel and I noticed one of her feet looked odd. Upon closer inspection, I realized two of her toes are fused together, but she only has one toenail for both toes. This deformity does not seem to be affecting her mobility in ANY way. She runs around, climbs over her siblings, scratches, eats fine, drinks, etc. I saw on another thread where someone with a similar issue separated the toes with a pair of scissors. I thought about doing this, but with only one toenail shared by the fused toes, I'm wondering if that would make things worse for the chick? Will this malformation present any problems as she grows up, that you can think of? If people think she'll be fine, I'd prefer to just leave her the way she is. What say you all? I'm happy to be here amongst the chicken people!