5 month old rooster with crooked toes

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Hadassah, May 8, 2017.

  1. Hadassah

    Hadassah Just Hatched

    May 8, 2017
    I rescued a 5 month old favorelle rooster from deplorable conditions. Among his many medical issues are his deformed toes. I just splinted his toes with pipe cleaners and a vet wrap boot. Has anyone had experience/success splinting older chicks? I have set fractured toes in birds but this seems like the condition may be permanent. Any guidance would be appreciated.
  2. Abriana

    Abriana Flock Master

    Apr 26, 2017
    the Swan Pond
    They could be broken. I have a rooster who has broken toes, and a hen with all but one broken. They get around perfectly-the rooster has even fought off some hawks and won. the hen waddles a bit more, but runs just as fast as the others. If they are broken and he isn't having trouble getting around, i would say just leave them. If they aren't broken, and something else is the matter, then i don' know anything about splinting toes.

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