Chick with toes stuck together

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mediazeal, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. mediazeal

    mediazeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one chick with two of her toes stuck together, meaning the webbing between the toes is attached to both toes.
    She is getting around fine. Black Copper Maran chick.
    Do I need to do anything or just let her be?
    I wonder if it will inhibit her ability to roost etc

    Does she need to see a vet to separate the toes? or is she fine? Not planning on breeding her by the way. I have only hens planned for my coop in the city.
     
  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    If your not planning on breeding her and she manages fine I probably wouldn't do anything. But, it could be hereditary, so breeding would probably not be an option for her.

    If she can still bend her toes properly, roosting shouldn't be an issue, I wouldn't think.

    You can take her to the vet and see if he can separate them, not sure anyone has ever done that or not.
     

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