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Curled feet. Help!

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Ledgewood7, Jun 3, 2017.

  1. Ledgewood7

    Ledgewood7 Out Of The Brooder

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    Help! My only pea that hatched has curled up feet. It's been more than 10 hours since he hatched. He's dried off and seems to want to get up and walk but can't. Can anything be done to save him? My only experience has been splayed legs with chickens and they never made it.
     
  2. Ledgewood7

    Ledgewood7 Out Of The Brooder

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  3. Ledgewood7

    Ledgewood7 Out Of The Brooder

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    What he does have going for him is he otherwise seems very feisty and healthy. Chicks I've had in past with splay leg seemed weak from the start.
     
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  4. 007Sean

    007Sean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try tapeing it's toes straight. Only takes a day maybe 2 for the toes to straighten out. I've done this before on many different chicks that had curled toes. You have to keep a close eye on them, to make sure the tape doesn't come off but it can be done.
     
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  5. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

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    like 007 said taping shoes work great on chicken chicks so I imagine they would work well on your pea chick. Put a piece of tape sticky side up on the bottom of each foot making sure the foot is taped flat out, then put another piece of tape on top of the foot so that the toes / feet are taped flat in between the pieces of tape. Leave for a day or two all should be straight when you take the tape off.
     
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  6. Mountainbeauty

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    Dont do anything!!!!!
     
  7. Mountainbeauty

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    My Bantam chicks were like that for about a day or two before they got strong enough to open their feet and start walkin around
     
  8. Mountainbeauty

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    For the first day or two the only thing a baby chick needs is a warm dry space no water or feed most of all no water they can get stuck in water container and drowned. until they start movin around after like day 2 then they will require all normal chick care.
     
  9. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    If they don't flatten out on their own in 24 hours tape them flat. Don't wait too long as the bones are hardening once the chick starts breathing air. I use the flexible fabric extra large bandaids.

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