baby has a messed up foot? help!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Kamokid95, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. Kamokid95

    Kamokid95 Out Of The Brooder

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    my baby serama has a problem with her foot. he her, not sure wich one it is, but its right foot, the very right toe, tallon, whatever you want to call it, folds up underneath the rest of the foot when it walks. it doesnt seem to bother it, but, it may be an issue when its older and the foot toughens up and gets hard.
    what do i do?!!
     
  2. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    I had a Barred Rock had a toe problem (as a chick) the middle toe curled under. So I got a piece of card board and made a splint and taped the toe straight (like when you break your finger) and it worked. I kept it taped for 4 days and after that she had perfect toes! I hope this helps a little. I think it is important to try because when the chick grows up he/she will be to heavy for the toe and cause sores. Good luck!
     
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    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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  5. Kamokid95

    Kamokid95 Out Of The Brooder

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    i made a little splint for it. all the other babies keep pecking at it, and she isnt walking on it as much. lets hope this works!
     
  6. Kamokid95

    Kamokid95 Out Of The Brooder

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    i just came home, it got out of the splint somehow, but its foot is already fixed!

    thanks everyone
     

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