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newly hatched chick feet are not right

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New baby had trouble hatching and I may have waited too long it is very large and the toes curl in and it struggles. She's kinda pigeon toed if ya will. Is it just best to settle gown and see how she does
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New baby had trouble hatching and I may have waited too long it is very large and the toes curl in and it struggles. She's kinda pigeon toed if ya will. Is it just best to settle gown and see how she does

If the toes are curled I would get a "boot" or "sandle" on the foot and see if you can get them straightened out. When did the chick hatch?

Here's a link to the chicken chick's page on spradle leg and curled toes: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/02/spraddle-leg-in-baby-chicks-what-is-it.html

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At 1130 today, she was never going to make it with out help. She is looking better now with time.
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At 1130 today, she was never going to make it with out help. She is looking better now with time.

That's great. Often with assisted hatch chicks they may take a little longer to "spunk" up. I believe that's in part because they work so hard getting out of a less than ideal environment and are literally exhusted. I always have sav a chick electrolyte in my water in the brooder for the first couple days for  those that need the extra vites.

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I used tape to fix the toes of my first ever incubator hatch chick. I simply put a piece of scotch tape on the bottom, put chick foot on, then a piece over the foot, pressing down between toes to seal. The were like little chicken booties just to keep the toes properly laid out.

 

24 hours later and I took them off, now you can't even tell anything was wrong. Drumstick is now 3 months old.

Divorced mother of: 6, 7 and 8 year old boys

1 dog; 12 laying hens (6 Isa brown, 3 EE, 1 Welsummer, 1 BCM, 1BLRW) and 1 BSL roo

14 hens hatched March 24, 2015

2 BR; 2 OE; 1 Blue and 1 Black cochin; 1 Blue Marans; 3 EE's; 1 Sumatra, 1 Fayoumi, 2 Delaware

and 1 Blue Marans Roo.

4 chicks hatched 7/20/15, 15 hatched August 12

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Divorced mother of: 6, 7 and 8 year old boys

1 dog; 12 laying hens (6 Isa brown, 3 EE, 1 Welsummer, 1 BCM, 1BLRW) and 1 BSL roo

14 hens hatched March 24, 2015

2 BR; 2 OE; 1 Blue and 1 Black cochin; 1 Blue Marans; 3 EE's; 1 Sumatra, 1 Fayoumi, 2 Delaware

and 1 Blue Marans Roo.

4 chicks hatched 7/20/15, 15 hatched August 12

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Little goofy footed girl looks great at 1 1/2 weeks old
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Awe. That's great.

Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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