bent toes in newborn chick

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

  1. ajcress

    ajcress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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