Chick Can't Curl Toes

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

  1. McButterball

    McButterball New Egg

    Jun 17, 2017
    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 Flock Master

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    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:

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