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Curling toes/foot problem

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Good evening,

            I have just hatched 2 Breda chicks, they are about 5 days old. I have noticed that their toes are starting to curl in causing walking problems. They have vitamins in the water....what else should I be doing?

    Is this a common problem with 'feather footed' birds - I had the same with 2 Barbu D'Uccles. They had it so bad they had to be culled :(.

 

  Thanks in advance for any thoughts, :)

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Expat Brit living the dream - 40ish chickens, 2 Beagles, 2 cats, rabbits........and counting.

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    We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.     Mother Teresa

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post #2 of 5
Usally caused at hatch or heritary. . Might be able to use a bandaid to keep them straight. . Since chicks grow so fast.. bandaid would only have to be on a week or so
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I had two chicks that were walking on hocks....putting no weight on legs. I fed them nutritional yeast and within days were back to completely normal.
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I made a thread about my chick. More specially all that I did. Check it out! It has progress pics!
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Originally Posted by brendadiane24 View Post

I made a thread about my chick. More specially all that I did. Check it out! It has progress pics!


Yes I did - thank you!  I have made 'boots' for the curling toes and added natural brewers yeast to their feed and water, along with some other vitamin powder.

Hoping to see progress really soon  :)

Expat Brit living the dream - 40ish chickens, 2 Beagles, 2 cats, rabbits........and counting.

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    We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.     Mother Teresa

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