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Odd Claw Growing + Injury

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Dekum Chickens, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. Dekum Chickens

    Dekum Chickens New Egg

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    Has anyone ever seen this?

    WARNING - there is some blood in photo - nothing life threatening (we hope)

    There are thin, curled claws growing out of my hen's feet, she is a Maran and about 8 months old. One appears to have been ripped off while she was roaming - I actually had never even noticed the little odd claws until I saw the bit of blood.

    Thoughts? Do I need to take her to the Avian Clinic (we have one about 20 mins from my house) [​IMG]
     
  2. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a minor deformity. They're very popular with hatchery production birds. You could have the vet remove it, but if it doesn't effect her, don't worry about.
     

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