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Chick With Curled Toes

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chicksgalore, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. chicksgalore

    chicksgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 14 chicks a week old today and one of them has had curled toes from the beginning but it's gotten worse and the poor little thing is having trouble walking--she just kind of hops around because they're curled on both feet. Another one's are slightly curled but not as bad and only on one foot. Anyone had this before? I wonder what causes it and what can be done as they get bigger?
     
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yes, this is common. You need to make some duct tape boots or moleskin boots for the little fellow to get his toes straightened out.

    Here's a couple of great threads to help you out. I think the first link will be the most helpful, as it has pictures, the the others are still very informative. [​IMG]

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=51112
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=144913
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=146416

    Keep us posted on how your chick is doing.
     
  3. chicksgalore

    chicksgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much--I will definitely do this.
     

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