Bizarre situation with my ameracauna - toes won't curl to grasp roosting bar

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by suzsterling, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. suzsterling

    suzsterling Just Hatched

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    One of my ameracauna chicken's feet won't curl when on roosting bar and she's been sleeping on the floor. Anyone know what's going on?:(
     
  2. ChickenMomma14

    ChickenMomma14 Out Of The Brooder

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    That is a weird situation I have never heard of this before. But my guess is she does not like being up on the roost or she is not a good flyer.
    How old is she?
    And what breed is she?
     
  3. ChickenMomma14

    ChickenMomma14 Out Of The Brooder

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    It took me months to get my silver laced Cochin to sit on the bar and actually do it right. But because she is not a good flyer she doesn't get up on the one outside only the low one on the inside(which I had to make just for her)[​IMG]
     
  4. suzsterling

    suzsterling Just Hatched

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    She used to do it no problem. This is new. I try to put her up there and she straightens her toes. Weird.
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    How big are your roosts? Chickens need roosts that are sized appropriately for their feet. Larger birds need roosts to be at least 4 inches wide or in diameter. It could be that you are using roosts that are too small/narrow, and your girl has just outgrown them.
     

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