crooked toes

TrystInn

Songster
10 Years
Sep 16, 2009
1,048
35
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Southern Arizona
You can use pipe cleaner to make a form to straighten their toes, then use tape to swaddle the splint to the bottom of their toes. http://professorchickensdiseases.webs.com/deformities.htm for diagrams on this.

There's several varieties of crooked toes, each with their own causes - genetic, too low of temperature in the incubator/brooder, malnutrition, etc. If she's had this since hatching, that leads down one set of variables to consider. If this is new at 3 weeks, that's generally either nutrition or poor surface issues.
 

cletus the rooster

Songster
10 Years
Jun 6, 2009
233
0
109
northeast north carolina
mine did not appear until about 8 weeks old.talked to a lady at the feed store with a masters in chicken diseases and the first thing out of her mouth was genetics.inbred 1 too many times.tends to show up as the bird gets older.mine get along fine tho
 

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