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6th toe causing problems

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Pixijayne, Nov 12, 2016.

  1. Pixijayne

    Pixijayne Chirping

    Jun 13, 2015
    I have a 4day old silkie x that has a couple of issues.

    The most troubling atm is it can't stand strong .. its skippibg about on its toes without very much balance.

    Its not really eating well, the only thing I can get it to eat in live meal worms.

    Its exhausted 90% of the time from putting in so much effort walking.

    It had one toe curled under I made a shoe and its not under any more.

    What else can I do ?


  2. LittlePip21

    LittlePip21 Songster

    Feb 5, 2017
    hmm, I've never seen this before, do you think the toes are what hurts or the pad of the foot? You could try to entice it with some plain yogurt or little bits of cooked egg? I know my older chickens love it, so maybe that would work? sorry i couldn't be more help.[​IMG]

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