Curling toes/foot problem

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by boskelli1571, May 26, 2016.

  1. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    Good evening,
    I have just hatched 2 Breda chicks, they are about 5 days old. I have noticed that their toes are starting to curl in causing walking problems. They have vitamins in the water....what else should I be doing?
    Is this a common problem with 'feather footed' birds - I had the same with 2 Barbu D'Uccles. They had it so bad they had to be culled [​IMG].

    Thanks in advance for any thoughts, [​IMG]
     
  2. Rod-T

    Rod-T Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usally caused at hatch or heritary. . Might be able to use a bandaid to keep them straight. . Since chicks grow so fast.. bandaid would only have to be on a week or so
     
  3. brendadiane24

    brendadiane24 Out Of The Brooder

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    I had two chicks that were walking on hocks....putting no weight on legs. I fed them nutritional yeast and within days were back to completely normal.
     
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  4. brendadiane24

    brendadiane24 Out Of The Brooder

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    I made a thread about my chick. More specially all that I did. Check it out! It has progress pics!
     
  5. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes I did - thank you! I have made 'boots' for the curling toes and added natural brewers yeast to their feed and water, along with some other vitamin powder.
    Hoping to see progress really soon [​IMG]
     

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