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Crippled chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Rudkin, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. Rudkin

    Rudkin In the Brooder

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    We have two chicks that are about a week old. Haven't been able to get to them much because momma is very protective but I have noticed one hops around on one foot and holds the other foot up with the toes curled like a claw. Anything I should do or can the chick adapt on its own?
     
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2014

  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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  3. Pinkaboo

    Pinkaboo Songster

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    I made a support for mine on its elbow bit and taped its toes straight with micropore
    Not too tight! Changed it every few days
    And fed it marmite on bread and butter
    Took about ten days and he's perfect now
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  4. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Crowing

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    Bravo!! So glad to see you have taken the loving time to help this little fuzzy-butt....kudos!! [​IMG]
     
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  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Looks great!! Enjoy your peepers![​IMG]
     
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