curly feet question

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

  1. Heather J

    Heather J Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!

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    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 Premium Member

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    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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