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Baby chick with broken foot and missing toe

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Peeps15, Dec 31, 2016.

  1. Peeps15

    Peeps15 New Egg

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    This just over a week old chick has a part of it's toe missing and will not put weight on the foot. It seems to hop around ok, eat and drink ok too. Will this foot possible heal? It's day 2 now from the injury.
    This chick is one of three; I have a very broody hen I couldn't break so I ordered hatching eggs and it's December in Upstate NY. They are all doing wonderful, except this little one. They are with their new momma hen, a buff orpington in a separate box within the coop.
    Any help appreciated, poor little thing.
     
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Yes, it will heal and not be an issue......I had a young Cockerel with missing toes and he could chase a Fox.....lol


    It will be fine......Do not fuss over it and Chicks heal very fast....



    Cheers!
     
  3. CoopintheWoods

    CoopintheWoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not an expert, but I've read you can use a pipe cleaner and medical tape to put the foot and leg back where it should be (like a splint). I've never needed to do it, though. If you do try it, you should probably put the chick is a small section of the brooder where the others can see it but not pick at it. Good Luck!
     
  4. Peeps15

    Peeps15 New Egg

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    Whew! It looked better after a day I thought but never had this happen; I'm on my first round of chickens with the oldest about 8-9 months old. I'm not sure about the pipe cleaner, sounds like a good idea but it's leg is so tiny I'd be afraid of injuring more but I'll think on that one. Thank you both for the replies!!
     
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    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Happy New Year.....

    Cheers!
     

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