Curled Toes ~ Bandaid Trick? Other possible methods?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Hawkster318, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. Hawkster318

    Hawkster318 Out Of The Brooder

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    Gump

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    Looking for a quick answer here if possible. I've tried scanning for info and saw mention of the bandaid trick, and was wondering how exactly to use the bad aid, and if there are other options that people have had success with.

    We just made an hour drive to pick up our order from MMH, and had 1/3 loss. This little lady is sweet, but the others go after her gimp foot. We are not ready to put her down, hoping something can be done. She is able to grip with it, so we are hopeful.

    Thank you for your advice in advance.

    Alan
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Try a bandaid shoe, or use a bit of carboard and stick her foot to it the way her thoes should be positioned. After a few days her foot should be flat again. Worth a shot.
     
  3. Hawkster318

    Hawkster318 Out Of The Brooder

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    Silkie,

    Thank you. We are working on that.

    Hey, my mother has family in Everett (IIRC). I visited years ago from MIchigan and believe it was Everett, North of Seatle, about an hour from Mt Rainer. Beautiful and very hilly compared to the flat lands...
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Sounds like Everett! North of Seattle about 30 min... or 1.5 hours in traffic. [​IMG]

    You must have visited in spring or summer, as hills are here year round, but beautiful can only be applied to about 30 days a year! LOL Rest of the time, it's clouded over and raining!

    Good luck with the chick!
     
  5. Hawkster318

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    Gump seems to be getting along well with her new slipper.
     
  6. Hawkster318

    Hawkster318 Out Of The Brooder

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    10 Days old ~ update! We've named her Lady Slipper.

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    Aspirations ~ I has 'em!

    Thank you to BYC for being here.
     
  7. HenHappy

    HenHappy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW!! [​IMG] Your little sweety looks wonderful!!! Good for you!!
     
  8. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Very cute - why is she browsing the internet? Looking for a Roo? [​IMG]
     
  9. HenHappy

    HenHappy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    on my way to you....
    Wildsky--Shame on you!!! She's too young to be thinking of "Stepping out" yet!!! It's probebly a homework assignment!!! Jeeze....
     

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