Red nails on my black silkie chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dianer29, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. dianer29

    dianer29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My one week old black silkie chick's middle toes are red. What does that mean?
     
  2. meriruka

    meriruka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    Maybe he's pecking at them?
     
  3. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    You didn't mention if you have additional chicks with it. Toe pecking is quite common.
     
  4. flakey chick

    flakey chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I was hoping to see a pretty pick of a dolled-up silky chick with painted nails. I'd suggest painting them a nuetral color for a few days. They tend to peck at red. You could then see if it goes away.
     
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    MomOf15 Out Of The Brooder

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  6. dianer29

    dianer29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I find it hard to believe that any of the other chicks are doing any pecking on her ,as she is the tallest biggest girl in there ,all the same ages. It does not look like any sort of pecking sore on either of the 2 toes?
     

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