Clubfoot or Fist Problem

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by RollTideChicken, Mar 25, 2018.

  1. RollTideChicken

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    So I just hatched out some chicks. One of the 6 chicks has a foot that doesn't work right - the toes stay curled. The leg seems to work alright and there does not seem to be a deformity in it. So we did this *see pic*
    We tried a bandaid and a thicker piece of cardboard but that would not stay on.
    Does what we did look alright?
    and...
    Does anyone know what causes this?
    Thanks!
    RTC
     

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  2. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    It can be genetic, it could have happened in the shell, or it could be a vitamin deficiency, particularly from Riboflavin. I suggest doing exactly what you're already doing, but adding a b-complex tablet to the water. B-vitamins can do a lot for a chick.

    If you want to ready more, check out poultry podiatry. It's a great site.

    Good luck.
     
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  3. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    I've used the adhesive part of a band aid, top & bottom but need to be very careful when changing. Have you tried sandwiching the toes straight between vet wrap?

    2x sylviethecochin, you could also feed the baby vitamin PolyVisol w/out iron, 3 drops per day, mix some boiled egg yolk in it's feed.
     
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  4. RollTideChicken

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    Ok it did not hold...
    Went back to bandaid but using adhesive parts to hold.
     
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  5. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    Forgot to mention, put a drop of PolyVisol w/out iron on the side of the beak. Be prepared to smell like PolyVisol after, I got more on me than the chick the first time. Yes, the adhesive part of the band aid works good but careful when removing, some really stick.
     
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    This lil chick didn't make it.
     
  7. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    :hugs Sorry for your loss :hugs
     
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