1. sandy88

    sandy88 Hatching

    Mar 12, 2015
    My 4week old chick just developed a issue with her leg foot. Her middle toe is bent in odd way. Almost 90 degrees. When she walks the bad foot alwAys lands on good foot. Her leg shakes when she walks on bad leg. It appears bigger than good leg. She shows no signs of pain when u touch her leg or foot. But when she walks her right leg crosses the front on her body and ends up with bad foot on good one. Making next step difficult. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Crossing the Road

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Welcome to BYC. There are a lot of different leg bone deformities in poultry such as tibial dyschondroplasia (TD,) varus/valgus deformity, and others. Other than trying a poultry vitamin with minerals, there is not a whole lot that works. The crooked toe may have been broken or is deformed. Curled toes when first hatched may be taped in place, but after the first week or so it is usually too late. I would examine the legs to make sure there is nothing broken, swollen, or red in the joints.

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