Can someone tell me how to deal with crooked toes?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MOChickenz, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. MOChickenz

    MOChickenz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 10, 2010
    After my chick massacres, I decided to adopt 30 poultry farm chickens that were going to be destroyed. They are quite happy in their new home, and seem to be healthier. They are loving the veggies We are givng them, and we are trying to get them used to going outside.

    However, 2 of them came to me with crooked toes. All of their claws are terribly long, I would imagine because they were stuffed in to tiny wire cages. The two are limping and/or hopping around and it looks painful. Any suggestions or do they have to be put down?
  2. dawnchick

    dawnchick Out Of The Brooder

    May 13, 2010
    You can correct this in very young chicks with splinting but I doubt you can in these. If they were mine I'd probably leave them alone for a week or two and see if they get more comfortable or learn to deal with their problems. Personal choice.

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