Baby Silkies With Toes Curled Under Foot! Update:ALL BACK TO NORMAL!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kysilkies, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. kysilkies

    kysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a baby that was born yesterday and her outside toes aren't extended, they are under her feet...How do we fix this?
     
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  2. WA4-Hpoultrymom

    WA4-Hpoultrymom Never enough coops...

    Feb 5, 2009
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    My Coop
    Here's a link with more info: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=72885

    Basically
    you need to put the toes in the correct position, and brace them using tape or bandaids to hold them into position. Check the tape/bandaids often as they will come undone and they need to stay on. Do this for a couple days up to a week or so. Giving the Polyvisol (infant's vitamins, the one's without Iron added) will also help. Good luck!
     
  3. lynxs1981

    lynxs1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    check the cures and injuries section. several articles and solutions on this.
     
  4. kysilkies

    kysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, I checked that out and we will design something like that this evening...I'm wondering how easy the tape comes off their feet afterward...
     
  5. lynxs1981

    lynxs1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't done it, but I imagine as long as it's not a feather footed breed it should come off fairly easy.
     
  6. kysilkies

    kysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We decided to use 2 of my solid guitar picks, they are the right size and shape...We'll post pictures when done...
     
  7. kysilkies

    kysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We decided to give her a day of peace before we slapped those picks on her feet and when we woke up this morning, BOTH toes are extended normally, WOOHOO!!!!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. dsowens15

    dsowens15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats great news!
    If it was me I wouldn't have waited and then I would have stressed the chick for no reason. BYC is a great learning site for sure!
     

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