Question on my silkie chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by N Sully, Jan 18, 2018.

  1. N Sully

    N Sully Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i hatched an egg a little over a week ago. The chick (cutest little thing) has black skin but only 1 foot has the extra toe. Does this mean it is a mix breed?
     
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  2. featheredplanets

    featheredplanets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could’ve fallen off, it could be bad example of a silkie... why only one chick?
     
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  3. bridget123

    bridget123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Id say possibly mixed breed, i have seen this before.
    Nothing to worry about
     
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  4. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    It isn't that unusual for a 5 toed breed to only have 4 toes on a foot. Even 6 (or more) toes on a foot can happen as well. If you're showing or breeding to the standard it isn't something you want, but if they're just pets it doesn't matter.
     
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  5. N Sully

    N Sully Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you everyone!
    Reason for 1 chick...I had my young silkie hen get broody right after she first started laying. Her eggs were not developing so I picked up eggs from the lady who sold her to me. She had by this time put all her different colored silkies and one small hen together for the winter. I put 3 under the hen and two in the incubator. The eggs under her never developed and I cracked one of the eggs going into the incubator. Luckily one hatched and I gave her the chick the same day. She is now very happy!
     

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