Curled toe?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by luvzmybabz, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. luvzmybabz

    luvzmybabz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a chick that hatched in the middle of the night last night, this am I noticed that the outer toes fold under the middle ones I saw a thread on here before with shoe type spilnts on it can someone point me in the right direction want to get this fixed ASAP.

    Kasi
     
  2. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    That's odd. I've never had that problem.. I really don't know what to tell you, but I'll bump this up so someone else that has had this problem can help you.
     
  3. xke4

    xke4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have used this simple technique with 100% results. Get a regular sized bandaid...cut the sticky tabs off each end. Place one sticky end with sticky side up on flat surface. Spread chicken's toes out straight and place 2nd sticky down to make a "foot sandwich". Leave on at least 24 hours. Only once have I had to re-apply. Good Luck
     
  4. luvzmybabz

    luvzmybabz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK I plain foor and one Dora the explorer funny how many bandaids a 4 year old can use. You didn't tell me I need to be an octopus to do this ended up having to distract my hubbie from the game long enough to help. Thanks hope this works as well for me as it has for you.

    Kasi
     
  5. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    I've done it a couple times too with some pheasant chicks and some ee's. It works great. The little guys look like they have duck feet![​IMG]
     
  6. luvzmybabz

    luvzmybabz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK aftyer I got done with him I checked my other 3 and one of those also has the folded toe he is now bandaged also. Does anyone know is this an incubation problem?
     
  7. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
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    Never had that problem.. (like I said before) but I did purchase a golden pheasant before, (he was a chick when I bought him) and his toe was crooked. It's not uncommon I was told.
     
  8. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    If they hatch that way it is usually a genetic thing or vitamin deficiency for the breeders.
     
  9. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    here is what I read about it.


    Sign: Crooked toes, spraddled legs. Causes:

    High or low incubator temperature.

    Inadequate nutrition.

    Smooth bottom hatching trays.
     
  10. luvzmybabz

    luvzmybabz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK well they get layer pellets for feed, yogurt for treats sometimes a handful of black oil sunflower seeds grit scratch on chilly evenings.

    I use shelf liner on my hatcher so not flat surface.

    I know there are cool spots in the incubator so I attempt to keep them all out towards the elements and rotate them when I candle out of the 4 that have hatched in the last week 2 have these so I am assuming maybe bator just not right I need to install fan.

    Thanks Kasi
     

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