boot for crooked toes

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mrandmrschicken, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. mrandmrschicken

    mrandmrschicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have a two day old bantam Buckey (a real cutie) with a couple of crooked toes. I used band aid ends to make a boot to keep the toes straight. The chick was not in pain while booting but, HATES the boot! Is there anything I can do to calm it down? Use a heat bulb instead of a light etc? Or, will it calm down on it's own after getting used to it? Any ideas are welcome.

    Thanks,
    Eric
     
  2. fancbrd4me02

    fancbrd4me02 Chillin' With My Peeps

    A red bulb might help. Also, I would keep him with one other chick as long as the other chick does not bully him or pick at his "shoes".
     
  3. mrandmrschicken

    mrandmrschicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I changed it to a heat bulb rather than a lamp and the chick has gotten used to the new "footwear". The other chick with it, leaves it alone. They are doing quite well. A couple more days and I'll take off the boot if h/she doesn't do that first. Then in with a broody and the other chicks!
     

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