Boot for curled toes?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mmmaddie13, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. Mmmaddie13

    Mmmaddie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a chick hatch this morning who has a curled toe and a crooked toe on one foot, so I'm going to have to make a boot. I've heard that I have to cut a piece of cardboard to fit the foot and use the sticky side of a bandaid to hold the toes in place. If anyone have pictures, tips, or advice that they can share, that would be highly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. xke4

    xke4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Take a Bandaid. Cut the sticky ends off. (Those are the pieces you will use). Place one sticky, sticky side up on a flat surface. Place the affected foot with toes in the correct anatomical position on top. Place other sticky, sticky side down, on top of the foot. (Bandaid foot sandwich). No need for cardboard. They can still flex their foot but the bandaid keeps the toes extended. Leave for a least 24 hours on newly hatched chick. Probably longer for slightly older (don't know how effective this is.....have always addressed the problem immediately). I have had 100% positive outcome with every bird. Good Luck!
     
  4. Mmmaddie13

    Mmmaddie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Awesome! I'll try that tomorrow. I just put a piece of cardboard with band aid stickies for now. Though, after reading that website, I'm curious how you took the band aids off? The site said baby oil and hand sanitizer.
     
  5. xke4

    xke4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Didn't read the website info but mine just peeled off without any trouble.
     
  6. Mmmaddie13

    Mmmaddie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so now my chick is starting to walk a little hobble-legged, so I took the boot off, and the band-aids I was using were VERY sticky, and peeled a couple scales off. What do I do?
     
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