Chick with curled toe

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chicknmania, May 29, 2008.

  1. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    These chicks hatched about a week ago. One's toes were very curled up when she hatched; all her toes have since straightened out except one. Should it be splinted or will it correct itself? And how do you splint it and is it too late?
     
  2. Julie08

    Julie08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    it would be okay to splint now if you can just place a stick of some sort Popsicle or tooth pick (or two) whatever seems to fit best under the toe straight it out and tape the stick to the toe.
     
  3. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    How long does it take the toe to straighten out?
     
  4. Plymouthroxgal

    Plymouthroxgal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A splint would work the best.[​IMG]
     
  5. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Ok, but how long does it take the toe to straighten out with the splint? How long should we leave it on? [​IMG]
     
  6. Julie08

    Julie08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL til the toes straight...... honestly I don't know...... I would leave it a week then check it and see how it looks, if it needs longer then re splint it.
     

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