11 week pullet - bent toe

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by amshizzle, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. amshizzle

    amshizzle Out Of The Brooder

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    I have an 11 week old BR pullet and I noticed one of her toes is bent/curled.
    She shares a pen with two other chicks and their toes are just fine.
    Any idea what happened?
    Is there anyway to fix this?
    They are a few weeks away from moving outside and I worry about her climbing into the coop or perching.
    She doesn't seem to be held back any but I want to make her life as easy as possible.
     
  2. chickmomma03

    chickmomma03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one like that too. By the time I knew I might have been able to do something, it was too late to do anything about it without hurting her more, so I left it. She does fine even with her bent toe (she's 8 months old).

    IF it looks fresh you might be able to splint it, but if not, then I'd just leave it be. If you scroll down past the spraddle leg part here's what chicken chick's website says. I can't copy/paste it off directly so I have to post the site:
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/02/spraddle-leg-in-baby-chicks-what-is-it.html
     

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