Chick with walking problems

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chucky'sclucky, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. chucky'sclucky

    chucky'sclucky New Egg

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    I know I've read some posts on this before but I can't find them....
    My chick is hobbleing around looks like his legs are just too weak. But also his toes on the one foot are curled under. I swear I read glimpes of post where this can be fixed...
    Any suggestions?
     
  2. debakadeb

    debakadeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is what I've read, but not experienced:

    Take a small piece of cardboard slightly larger than the foot. Put under the foot and tape with moleskin. The moleskin which is super sticky will keep the foot firm on the cardboard and help straighten the toes.

    You might do a search for curled toes and see what posts pop up for you.
     
  3. thegreypony

    thegreypony Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've got one that occasionally does the curled toe thing....like there's no propreaception. Then after a few moments, she'll fix it.

    I'm new to this, but everything I've read says moleskin/bandaid trick for curly toes. Best of luck to you. [​IMG]
     

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