Deformed chick foot

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChickadeeLover, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. ChickadeeLover

    ChickadeeLover Out Of The Brooder

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    My two week old Silver seabright's foot is very strange, one of the toes on the end and floppy and pale and the other toes curl sideways. She is walking fine but I was wondering if there was anything I could do?
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    If you could make a boot to straighten out the toes on like a piece of cardboard, it can help the chick get it's toes right. Best of luck.
     
  3. ChickadeeLover

    ChickadeeLover Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I am not sure how but I will try! [​IMG]
     
  4. Henpecked

    Henpecked Out Of The Brooder

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    Howdy,

    Okay - you can go to Walmart and buy some pipecleaners in assorted colors. Try to match skin color to reduce pecking.

    Go to this website http://www.peafowl.org/ARTICLES/1/
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    orthodic design of corrective shoe. You will need to tape this to the bottom of his foot with medical tape making sure each toe is secure, but not cutting off circulation. He won't like it so just ignore his protesting.

    This is a common condition if your chick outgrows the egg and is too cramped. This happens if your temps are too low which extends your incubation by a day or two. Often these chicks will hatch and still be healthy; however, they may have a foot problem or two.

    I have used this technique many times and usually they can be completely corrected in about 3 days. Good Luck!
     
  5. ChickadeeLover

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    Thank you so much! I really hope it works!
    Alicia [​IMG]
     
  6. montana girl

    montana girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just wanted to say that my wyandotte has two curled toes and does just fine. I was very worried when she was young, but she has no problems whatsoever from it. Shes the Alpha Hen : )

    Darlene
     
  7. ChickadeeLover

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    Good to know thanks! :[​IMG] Alicia
     
  8. robocluck

    robocluck Out Of The Brooder

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    peafowl.org is now one big e-cig ad!
     
  9. Sarevan

    Sarevan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are right it is nothing but an e cig advertisement now. Didn't know you could smoke peafowl.... ha ha ha :rolleyes:

    Wonder what happened.
     

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