Chick Can't Curl Toes

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by McButterball, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. McButterball

    McButterball New Egg

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    One of our 2 week old chicks has a lame leg and can't curl her toes but can stretch her leg straight back. Any idea what might be wrong?
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Hi @McButterball :frow Welcome To BYC

    Can you post some photos or a video?

    Leg and feet problems in young chicks can be from several things - hatching difficulties, genetics, injury and nutritional/vitamin deficiency are a few.

    Offer some poultry vitamins that contains Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) or you can crush a human B-Complex vitamin and add it to the feed daily.

    Here's some helpful information on leg issues:
    http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/leg-foot-and-toe-issues-in-poultry-of-all-ages
    https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-podiatry
     

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