Baby Chick with what looks like a Club Foot

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Deanna81, May 17, 2010.

  1. Deanna81

    Deanna81 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm taking care of my sister-in-law's baby chicks. 9 of them. 2 of them look a little funny to me. 1 has what looks like club foot. I was wondering how I would go about fixing/helping it. I assume whenever it decides to roost, it will not be able to. The other one looks completely blind. I help it to it's water, and it pecks at the food spilled on to the floor. What can I do to help them?
     
  2. Deanna81

    Deanna81 Out Of The Brooder

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    I cut the sticky parts of a bandaid off and placed the chicks toes straight on a piece. Placed the other piece on top. Now...how long does it take to correct?[​IMG]
     
  3. zatsdeb

    zatsdeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lincoln, Illinois
    maybe you could post pictures?
     
  4. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    It take a week sometimes two to correct. You will notice a difference after just a few days actually. If they are really bad sometimes they don't always get perfectly straight but it gets good enough where they can use it well. Good luck!
     
  5. Deanna81

    Deanna81 Out Of The Brooder

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    Im working with what I have. This is my sister-n-laws house. The bandaid trick should work though? He seems really mad. Pecking at it and limping around.[​IMG]
     

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