1 day old chick with slightly curled right foot...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Vaughn-Chickens, May 21, 2012.

  1. Vaughn-Chickens

    Vaughn-Chickens In the Brooder

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    She can walk just fine, but her toes are curled under just a bit. I tried taping her foot and immediately the mamma tried pecking her foot off! What do I do??!!
     
  2. Vaughn-Chickens

    Vaughn-Chickens In the Brooder

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    Anyone?? [​IMG]
     
  3. Erica

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    If she can walk fine, I wouldn't worry too much about a few bent toes. Did she hatch with them, or did they develop later?

    It would be a good idea to make sure she's having the full range of vitamins, as some deficiencies will cause the toes to worsen (e.g. B2/riboflavin). Otherwise, I can't see much reason to worry as long as her gait is good.

    cheers
    Erica
     
  4. Vaughn-Chickens

    Vaughn-Chickens In the Brooder

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    I noticed it a little while after she hatched. They have mash for baby chicks and were eating a bit of the watermelon that I have their mamma.I just don't want it to develop all deformed. Might it straighten out on it's own or maybe I can stretch her foot out now and then when I check on them? I'm just concerned that she would be lame as a grown chicken.
     

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