Chicks Toes

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by althechicklover, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. althechicklover

    althechicklover New Egg

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    Hi, my chick has a curled toe on one foot, and then one on the other. He seems to walk fine and he seems unaffected. I tried to fix the toes with the bandaid method, but he/she hates it so much. The chick picks at it, and cant stand it. Should I leave it be, or ignore the chick's irritation and fix his toes?
     
  2. peopleRanimals2

    peopleRanimals2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know it's hard to watch, as one of my first chicks had a splayed leg, but you really should fix it, because it will cause problems later in life. You could try to minimize how much band aid you put on, and just give him lots of treats to keep him occupied :)
    Thankfully, it only takes a few days.
    Good luck!
     
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under althechicklover [​IMG] Welcome!

    I recommend checking out this thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1139759/curled-up-chick-toes

    Good luck!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice and links already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, althechickelover, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock! Looks like you received some great advice already so I'll just say best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!
     
  6. N F C

    N F C gobble gobble Premium Member Project Manager

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    Whether he likes it or not, it's really best to get them straightened out. Guess that puts you in the role of the "mean mom", lol.

    Best of luck!
     
  7. althechicklover

    althechicklover New Egg

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    Thank you everybody, I didnt know if it didnt matter if it was curled or not, I will work on fixing it
     
  8. althechicklover

    althechicklover New Egg

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    And yea lol, mean dad in this case, but he will get through it fine, hopefully it gets fixed in a couple of days
     
  9. N F C

    N F C gobble gobble Premium Member Project Manager

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    Oops, sorry...bad dad, lol.
     
  10. althechicklover

    althechicklover New Egg

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    Its all good, thanks for the advice
     

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