Deformed feet

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Will57, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. Will57

    Will57 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 27, 2016
    Melbourne Florida
    One of my Easter eggers had deformed feet. She is starting to limp. Can I cut the bad toes off so it does not hurt her to walk anymore?[​IMG]
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Cut toes off? That would be extreme. I've had birds do just fine with toes like that and much worse. Without toes, how would she walk?
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2016
  3. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

    We have a chicken similar to that. Her toes curl under her foot though. We've found that cutting the toenail just a little bit every so often helps quite a bit. When you set her down it is important to just support her a little bit that way she doesn't fall and hurt her little toe. Basically just make sure she's balanced before letting go of her. It's important to just keep a careful watch on her. Just make sure her foot doesn't get too bad. Good luck!
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  4. wabbit1964

    wabbit1964 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2013
    My Coop
    I have never heard of cutting the toes off to help the bird, I am not as experienced as some of the others here though. Good Luck
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

    Jun 24, 2012
    My Coop
    Try trimming her nails?

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