Deformed feet

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

  1. Will57

    Will57 Out Of The Brooder

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    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]
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  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    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?
     
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  3. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

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    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

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    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

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    Try trimming her nails?

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