chick with bad foot

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Phage, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist Premium Member

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    I have a peachick with a bad bad foot.
    Tried to fix it with masking take bootie for the last few days since it hatched. The toes are now straight, but the foot is still inverted. It can just be moved into the anatomical position but keeping it aligned with the tibia will be tricky.
    Is this fixable/any ideas??

    Hope it is as it is likely a BS opal

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  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    If you could get some casting material and cast his foot in the proper position. If you were close I could give you some as I always keep it on hand..... if not try to take a stiff wire and bend it in a U shape to use as a splint, putting the bottom of the U at an angle under the foot then bending it some to fit the leg. Wrap his foot with padding material, then some vet wrap, set in the U shape wire and wrap with more vet wrap.
     
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  3. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist Premium Member

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    Thanks so much!
    I will give that a try.
     

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