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Curled Toes. Ideas?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Peep-Chicken, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 10, 2013
    My Coop
    Pepper, put Welsummer has curled toes. Anyway to fix? Was there ever anyway to fix? Does it hurt her or will it cause future problems? Thanks in advance.

  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

    Jun 24, 2012
    My Coop
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    If you get hatchery chicks there will probably be a few like that. They will do okay. If you get more hatchery chicks, check them out right away--sometimes they can be taped and fixed during the first week of life. Don't ever breed a chicken with curled toes because it can be hereditary. Sometimes curling of toes is from a riboflavin deficiency (Vitamin B2) but those are usually curled under. The poultry pedia link that Kathy gave is one of the most helpful for feet and leg problems.

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