Baby Chick with Possible Broken Foot?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ebrader, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. ebrader

    ebrader Out Of The Brooder

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    hi um i need some help. i got a dozen adorable baby chicks from my local feed store on Friday and the all seem to be doing OK except for one of my little Americana keeps limping and will not spread out the talons i guess they're called on her left foot... any help?
     
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably club foot. It may or may not repair itself, if that's what it is. You could make a little brace for it. Search this site for "chick boot" or "chick splint".
     
  3. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If her leg is turned sideways, too, she may have Spraddle Leg, or a Slipped Tendon in her hock. There is some info on those on the site in my sig.
    If so, she needs treatment IMMEDIATELY before her brain gets too programmed for wrong movements.
    I'm glad you have spotted her trouble. :)
     
  4. ebrader

    ebrader Out Of The Brooder

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    Ive done extensive research on both and i know for a fact that neither of those are her issue i think it was just a sprain because she will spread it out and even put a little weight on it now, but her middle"toe" the longest one, is still crooked? shouyld i be concerned? or will it just always be wrong?
     
  5. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure. Do you think a Chick Shoe or Toe Taping (There are descriptions on the Podiatry page) might help straighten it in her case, or do you think that would get too much in the way of her tentative attempts to use the foot?
     
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  6. ebrader

    ebrader Out Of The Brooder

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    yes i tried both of those and they did bother her so much that i had to take it off..
     

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