Curly toes

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chickenonmymind, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. Chickenonmymind

    Chickenonmymind Out Of The Brooder

    15
    0
    22
    Dec 24, 2011
    I have a buff orphington chick that hatched last night and her toes are curled under her foot ( like a fist ) and now she is trying to walk on them. Help me help her!please
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    43,515
    472
    486
    Dec 22, 2009
  3. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

    4,445
    16
    213
    Jan 8, 2011
    Tampa Area, Florida
    The link in my signature should have helpful info too. [​IMG]
     
  4. Ukiah

    Ukiah Chillin' With My Peeps

    413
    0
    89
    Nov 15, 2011
    AL
    Welcome to BYC

    Curled toes can be caused by genetics or problems during incubation. It's usually pretty easy to fix if it's fixed early. Make him a little boot to straighten
    the toes - The link BrattishTaz gave is great.
     
  5. my birds rock

    my birds rock Out Of The Brooder

    10
    0
    22
    Oct 8, 2012
    Florida
    my chick Nina had curly toe. We put a tape with little holes, like the clear band-aids, but heavy duty. A week later her feet were pretty straight, her toes were still a bit crooked[​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by