Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Tikkajazz94, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. Tikkajazz94

    Tikkajazz94 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I havn't been on since 11/18/08,

    I emailed rochester hatchery, (I made a topic on how bad rochester is) will they said "The bent toes is chilled."
    If anybody knows what that means then that will be helpful,
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Sounds to me like they are saying...." chicks with bent toes, have gotten a chill"?? Never heard that before....but... [​IMG]
  3. chiknwhisperer

    chiknwhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2008
    Lowell, IN
    Well I guess my BA had gotten a chill then when he was at MCM or here lol As he grew up his middle toes kept getting longer and more crooked.
  4. Tikkajazz94

    Tikkajazz94 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well its not like 1-3 its 4-10,
    One hen, and the rest roosters,
    I don't like looking at them. it takes them 3 times to do what the others do,

  5. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
    Perhaps they mean that the chicks were chilled while in transit?

    From an abstract:
    Most crooked toe conditions are either management or nutrition related. A lack of the vitamin riboflavin results in an inward curling of the toes and is called curled toe paralysis. Improper incubation temperatures will increase the incidence of crooked toes as will inbreeding. A few chickens with crooked toes (3-5 per 100) are not unusual. High yield meat-type birds will have more of a problem with crooked toes but this generally does not hurt the birds.

    Something else for thought:
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2008
  6. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    Low incubation temperatures cause curled/bent toes.

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