crooked toes

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hunterblu123, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. hunterblu123

    hunterblu123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2010
    SW Ohio
    I have a 3 week old RIR pullet with crooked toes. What caused this? Anything that can be done? She is eating 20% chick grower.
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    might hep if you could post a picture. And hoping someone who has delt with this will help you
  3. TrystInn

    TrystInn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2009
    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. 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.
  4. cletus the rooster

    cletus the rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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