NO Toenails on chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pjknust, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. pjknust

    pjknust Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just noticed one of my 8 wk old Buff Orp has no toenails on her middle toe on each foot.
    How often does this happen? Will she have trouble 'scratchin in the dirt'?

    pam in TX
     
  2. Chick15

    Chick15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds quite strange.... I have not had this happen before but i would imagine it would be hard to scratch.... Maybe they will grow in later??? [​IMG]
     
  3. pjknust

    pjknust Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks really weird. Like ET's finger!! I named her "Toe"

    pam in TX
     
  4. Amyh

    Amyh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a whole batch of chicks that are missing toes. We had a predator that ate their little toes through the wire in their brooder. Anyway, they do fine when the free range. These little buggers are resilient. [​IMG]
     
  5. chicken_noob

    chicken_noob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha ET.
     
  6. Roree-23

    Roree-23 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a hen who lost some of her toenails, she is still doing fine 6 years later. She scrats a bit gentler than the others but it has never seemed to bother her.
     
  7. polishchickens111

    polishchickens111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Over there
    My polish has the same issue on one foot... there's a little bump on th eside of her foot. [​IMG]
     
  8. chickenlady233

    chickenlady233 Out Of The Brooder

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    Today I had a chick hatch with no toenails on it's last toe on each foot. Haha
     

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