Few days old..

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Thechickenchick2, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. Thechickenchick2

    Thechickenchick2 Songster

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    We have a bantam chick just a few days old with a broken toe... do I try to splint it or see if it just does ok with the broken toe? The toe is folded under its foot so it’s constantly being walked on...
     
  2. MissMaple

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    How did the toe break?
     
  3. Thechickenchick2

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    When we brought her home fromTSC it was already broken..
     
  4. MissMaple

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    Could be not-broken. if it is broken this might help anyway. I'm not a vet or pro so I don't know everything you could do to help the little chick but...
     
  5. Thechickenchick2

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    It definitely is broken.. it’s just one toe and it’s bruised and swollen but I think that could still help!! Awesome thanks.
     
  6. MissMaple

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    I hope the chickie baby gets better!
     
  7. kittypaul

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    watch the chick and try to fold his toe back but that is a good question
     
  8. sylviethecochin

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    poultry podiatry (because I like to litter links to this site around BYC)

    And the below because it should work as a splint for the toe. Use masking tape, not duct tape or anything like it. Chicks have pretty delicate feet. (Also, note the 'remove in 3-4 days'? Don't. Change in 3-4 days to account for growth, and be very gentle doing it. Also, supplementing a few chick-vitamins can do wonders for bone health, if you have them.) Good luck; I hope he recovers well.
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