One d'uccle with missing nails/claw

conny63malies

Crowing
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Mar 22, 2008
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One of my chicks has one each foot two nails missing. Its the two facing each other on the inside(for my best description) Will this be any problem in roosting , walking or scrating for food later? the toes itself are fully formed, just the claw/nail part is not there. So far it is eating just fine and walking so far not a issue either, but i just dont know about the future. They will only used for ornamental/ egg purposes, not for breeding.
 

Alexis

Songster
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Jan 28, 2008
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My little sultan is missing a couple as well - one of them is the middle one!
I would be curious to see how those scratch marks look... do chickens get callouses on their "fingers"?
 

silkiechicken

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I had a roo who lost his front toe nail to a metal feeder. He did fine. His missing nail toe just grew "stumpy" at the end. Wasn't bothered a bit by it.
 

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