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Deformed feet?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CobraFnD, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. CobraFnD

    CobraFnD Out Of The Brooder

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    Had a bitty hatch with deformed feet. Both outside toes are turned under and towards the middle one. Will they stay that way? It does not seem to effect getting around.
     
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2011
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

  3. True Grit

    True Grit Chillin' With My Peeps

    I didn't notice one of my hens' curly toes in time. She is just a little awkward with them but she gets around fine.
     
  4. HogbackMtnChickns

    HogbackMtnChickns Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do check out the thread provided above. One of my newly arrived chicks had curled toes on one foot, and she did have trouble getting around. We made the "boot" described in the thread with a small piece of lightweight cardboard and a bandaid. She only wore it for 24 hours. She is 19 weeks old now and gets around just fine - all toes are straight. It seems strange - but works very well, and very quickly. Good luck!
     

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