Chick Club Foot & Bent Toe Needs Help

ChickenIsRwar

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So I got a little chick with a normal foot and then her right foot the inside and middle are curled but the outside toe is bent up. The foot looks a little deformed but I didn't have problems putting a bandaid boot on her.

My problem: She is 3 days now and the leg has gone lame in the brooder cage. If I take her out she will sit normally but she just lays flat with her wings spread in the cage.

Any suggestions beside separating her from the mother hen?

Bedding is about an inch of pine shavings, not finely cut. White bag from Tractor Supply.
 

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Are the legs splayed or is one affected with slipped tendon or leg bone deformity? Tape can be applied to the foot with toes in a normal position and left on for 2-3 days to help straighten them. If the leg is affected, there may not be a cure. If the legs are splayed that can be treated with a leg hobble. Getting some pictures of the legs while holding her up in a standing position might help us. Here are some links about curled toes and splay legs:
https://www.mypetchicken.com/backya...-toes-are-all-curled-up-whats-wrong-H293.aspx

https://www.fresheggsdaily.blog/2012/04/spraddle-leg.html
 

ChickenIsRwar

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I wanna say it's strained. The bone isn't broken. I think that since the bandage is weighing her foot down she doesn't want to walk on it.

It's not splayed as I can tell. When I pick her up the legs fall straight underneath her. I'll try and get photos soon.
 

ChickenIsRwar

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She is "walking" on the top part of her leg. Not the bottom.

She is able to hobble over to food and water but getting back under momma hen is a challenge. Momma does help by trying to move to her.
I'll try to get pictures of her on the table.
 

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If toes are curled under, give 1/4 tablet of human vitamin B complex daily crushed into a bit of food or a spoonful of water fed to her. That contains all b vitamins including riboflavin, and curled under toes may be a sign. Do not give B12, because many mistake that for B complex.
 

ChickenIsRwar

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This is how she was walking with the boot and how she looks without it.

I believe my attempt at a boot forced the toes to point to the side and not in front as the pictures show.
 

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ChickenIsRwar

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Here's what I could get from the the video.
 

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ChickenIsRwar

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So upon further inspection, the chick might be suffering from splayed legs as well. Initial search of the topic showed legs falling outward to the left and right of the chick.

But I have seen some photos now where the legs fall to the head and tail, which is what this chick is doing. I'll try to treat and report back.
 

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