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One of my Easter eggers had deformed feet. She is starting to limp. Can I cut the bad toes off so it does not hurt her to walk anymore?

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Cut toes off? That would be extreme. I've had birds do just fine with toes like that and much worse. Without toes, how would she walk?


Edited by ChickenCanoe - 4/18/16 at 3:53pm

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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We have a chicken similar to that. Her toes curl under her foot though. We've found that cutting the toenail just a little bit every so often helps quite a bit. When you set her down it is important to just support her a little bit that way she doesn't fall and hurt her little toe. Basically just make sure she's balanced before letting go of her. It's important to just keep a careful watch on her. Just make sure her foot doesn't get too bad. Good luck!
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Lovin' my life in the country with my animals and my family! And a proud owner of a Beagle!

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Cut toes off? That would be extreme. I've had birds do just fine with toes like that and much worse. Without toes, how would she walk?

I have never heard of cutting the toes off to help the bird, I am not as experienced as some of the others here though. Good Luck

Laurie Mom of 4 adult children and B/G teenage twins. Gramma to Grace Jr's 3 children.
Harmony Henhouse : 2 Roos, 7 hens,50+ chicks, 3 ducklings 2 turkeys, chicken and turkey eggs in the incubators.

Non Chicken animal residents on the Harmony Homestead:4 alpacas 3 dogs,3 cats and Zuess the red ear slider turtle.

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Laurie Mom of 4 adult children and B/G teenage twins. Gramma to Grace Jr's 3 children.
Harmony Henhouse : 2 Roos, 7 hens,50+ chicks, 3 ducklings 2 turkeys, chicken and turkey eggs in the incubators.

Non Chicken animal residents on the Harmony Homestead:4 alpacas 3 dogs,3 cats and Zuess the red ear slider turtle.

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Try trimming her nails?

 

-Kathy

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