1 day old chick's foot issue

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Triplecross, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. Triplecross

    Triplecross Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 6, 2013
    Southern Michigan
    I read about bumble foot but that seems to be in grown chickens. I looked up crippled foot and it said to tape chick's foot it toes are curled. My chick's toes are different. Should I still try tape/ bandaid to spread out toes?

    Last edited: Feb 19, 2016
  2. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

    Jan 17, 2013
    Hi. The picture won't let me zoom in to clearly see the foot issue. Is the chick having trouble walking? you can try to do a bandaid or vet wrap splint to put the toes into a more normal position. It might work because the chick is so young but I would start as soon as possible to give it a better chance of normalizing. Yes it's different from bumble foot. Bumble foot is more where the bird steps on something and gets a sore infected on the foot. I'm unsure what your chicks issue would be called but maybe someone else knows. I would give the bandaid a try and see how it works out. keep us posted and best of luck.

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