baby chicks feet

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by winderpest, May 13, 2009.

  1. winderpest

    winderpest New Egg

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    I have hatched 2 baby chicks and their feet are turned and curled, is this normal? They hatched 2 days ago on Monday - 5/11/09
     
  2. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They have crooked toes, easily fixed. Make little W-shaped boots for them out of a bandaid or Moleskin (works best). Straighten the toes on one side of the bandage, and sandwich them together. You'll see improvement in 2-7 days, depending on how crooked they are. Good luck! Also, it's caused by low temp during hatch.
     
  3. cmjust0

    cmjust0 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2009
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    We have a little chick with two crooked toes. Instead of concocting corrective footwear, though, we decided instead to just name it Toby.

    Toby's doing fine, btw, crooked toes and all.. [​IMG]
     
  4. Caleb x49

    Caleb x49 Out Of The Brooder

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    one of my chicks has this problem too
     
  5. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Woops... posted that in the wrong post. lol sorry
     
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