curly feet question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Heather J, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. Heather J

    Heather J Songster

    May 29, 2008
    My most recent chick still has curly feet several hours after the hatch. I know how to make a boot, but wondered how long it normally takes the feet to straighten out, thus how long I should let it go before I decide the feet need straightening. I don't want to traumatize the chick, or me, by applying boots prematurely.
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    THe sooner you get the boot on the faster it will heal.

    I caught curly toes on day one for one of my chicks and her feet were straight after less than two days in a boot.

    Better safe than sorry - put a boot on ASAP.
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I think I read on here once that you wait a day and if they are still curled you can use bandaids to straighten and then trim them.

    Do the search feature... I think it was Miss Prissy that showed how to do it.

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