Chick Can't Curl Toes

McButterball

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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?
 

Wyorp Rock

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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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