bent toes in newborn chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ajcress, May 22, 2010.

  1. ajcress

    ajcress Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 14, 2007
    Masontown, WV
    Chicks started hatching today and 1 that is probably 5-6 hours old is not moving very well. I took it out of the incubator when we got home cause it hatched while we were gone and when i put it into the brooder is when I saw it not moving. I looked at its feet and the 1 foot is kinda drawn under it. Its toes are really drawn under. kinda looks like it is making a fist... How can I get this chicks foot straightened up so it can get around better? Thanks in advance.
  2. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2008
    N.E. Pa.
    I used a piece of popsicle stick to straighten the toe out then wrapped it with vet wrap. In 2 days mine was fine. Good luck

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