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Chick with curved Toes on one foot update picture of boot on

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Dorothy1324, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. Dorothy1324

    Dorothy1324 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have this chick 2 days old with curved toes i just can't seem to get them to straighten out i hve tried the pipe cleaners the cardboard the tape they just wont stay strait they curl up and under in no mater what i put on it. even with the boots on. and as soon as i put him or her back in with the others they peck and pull on the boot. Please help i am so frustrated.
     
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  2. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long are you leaving the little boots on? Try some medical tape or moleskin. Place the foot, arranging the toes on straight, on the sticky side and place another piece on top and cut away the extra around the foot but not from in between the toes. Leave this on for 4-5 days and the check it. Keep doing it until the toes straighten out. It may take a while. Good luck.
     
  3. Dorothy1324

    Dorothy1324 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well that is the thing even with the tape on his toes will not stay strait it is like his ancle is compleatly curving under
     
  4. Dorothy1324

    Dorothy1324 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here is a picture of the little one
     
  5. PQ

    PQ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just tape the whole foot, same thing happened to a frizzle chick we hatched out its toes are still a little curly but after about 4 days of being taped the chicks foot corrected itself.
     
  6. Dorothy1324

    Dorothy1324 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you all think it would be ok if i waited untill tommorow to try more tapeing as i think i have stressed the little guy or girl enough for one night
     
  7. chickens asome

    chickens asome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have i chicken like that my chicken is about 6 years old and she just fine so i think yours will be to
     
  8. chickens asome

    chickens asome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    kenora ontairo canada
    i never even toched his toe on my chicken she just has a little bit of troble walking and it is very slow but it is healthy
     
  9. Dorothy1324

    Dorothy1324 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    did it get sore on the ancle area where it is turned over?
     
  10. chickens asome

    chickens asome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    kenora ontairo canada
    no it did not but it is slower than the other chickens
     

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