One d'uccle with missing nails/claw

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by conny63malies, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. conny63malies

    conny63malies Crowing

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    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.
  2. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Songster

    Jan 17, 2008
    It should be fine. A lot of adult chickens will actually loose their claws. They can still roost.

    Good luck [​IMG]
  3. Alexis

    Alexis Songster

    Jan 28, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
    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"? [​IMG]
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    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.
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    One of my RIR hens has never had any middle toenails and it's never bothered her a bit.

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