Crooked toe 9 week old pullet

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chermak1101, Sep 23, 2019.

  1. Chermak1101

    Chermak1101 Chirping

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    C0711201-B478-47D4-8091-6BA3FAF52769.jpeg Just noticed my 9 week old lavender Orpington pullet has a crooked toe. Is there anything I can do? Or do I just name her trigger? She seems to be fine.
     
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  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Crossing the Road

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    It can be from injury, genetics or improper incubation. I don't think there is anything a Backyarder can reasonably do to repair it to a bird that age.
    I've had hens with broken toes much worse than that and they didn't have any real problems.
    I didn't name them trigger. One was called Jaerhon #3 blue leg band. I don't name them.
     
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  3. Chermak1101

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    I have 9 grown all with mostly chicken dinner names they’re my babies (couldn’t ever eat them!) but trigger finger sounded too long so trigger she will be. Thanks for your input. Figured they might not be anything I could do. Got her at 2 days old along with 9 others, she’s the only one with this issue. Since it’s not “curled” I’m hoping it doesn’t bother her.
     
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  4. Saaniya

    Saaniya Crowing

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    Crooked toes are the Riboflavin deficiency so get some Supplement Vitamin and give 2x

    Also cover the foot in straight ways with Bandage
     
  5. Chermak1101

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    How do I bandage the foot? I’m afraid to hurt her trying to straighten the toe.
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    'Trigger' it is. At this age and size there is little that can be done to straighten her toe. It will cause her no inconvenience at all as the crookedness is minimal. I concur with @ChickenCanoe.
     
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    I had 2 speckled Sussex from the same hatchery, same hatch date that developed crooked toes.
    No others in that group of chicks developed the issue.

    Trying to straighten the toes appeared to cause pain.

    Both lived long healthy happy lives with crooked toes. The scratched around and did normal chicken stuff just fine.

    I did have to trim the nails on the crooked toes every couple months as they got older.
     
  9. Chermak1101

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    She does seem to have the same toe on the other foot slightly curved as well. Do I just let her be at this point being 9 weeks? Or should I attempt to bandage?
     
  10. Chermak1101

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    I have wondered about trimming nails on chickens. Is that similar to trimming dogs nails? (I trim my dogs) guessing it’s only needed if it’s touching another toe.
     

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