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Chick's feet all curled up?!?!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Livinwright Farm, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. Livinwright Farm

    Livinwright Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am wondering if there is a developmental problem, or if it is normal for a 1 day old chick's feet to be curled up when they walk?? Shouldn't their feet flatten out when they walk around???
     
  2. crazyforchicks

    crazyforchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My day old chicks' legs are all curled up, but one of the chicks legs are starting to lay flat like it should be. I dont know much about day old chicks, this is only my second go at:caf Keep us posted. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2011
  3. PamB

    PamB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do a google search or search on BYC and you will find directions on how to make a "shoe" to hold the chick's toes flat. I had to do this recently with a baby chick and it only took a couple days for them to stay straight without the shoes on. Good luck!! [​IMG]
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Yep, at a really young age you can create little "boots" to solve the problem.

    The curled toe issue itself is caused often by either inbreeding or a riboflavin deficiency. I used to get hatchery EE's all the time with curled toes:

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