Foot problems

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by alliechicken, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. alliechicken

    alliechicken Just Hatched

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    I recently bought some chics that are now a few weeks old I've noticed that a few of them (different breeds) have feet that are turned in. Is this something that I should be worried about [​IMG]
     
  2. azygous

    azygous True BYC Addict

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    Crooked toes are easily corrected. The Chicken Chick http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/02/spraddle-leg-in-baby-chicks-what-is-it.html has step by step instructions. The article is about spraddle leg, but crooked toes often accompany it. Scroll down for the part on how to treat crooked toes.

    Your chick will be wearing custom made sandals for awhile. Come back and post an update for us, and take some before and after photos so others can learn from your experience.
     
  3. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Hi[​IMG]Welcome To BYC

    Are the legs/hocks turned in as well?
    Soak her feet to get the food/poop ball off her toes as well. Provide her with some poultry vitamin containing B2(Riboflavin).

    @azygous given you some good information and links.


    Here's some additional reading for you:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/leg-foot-and-toe-issues-in-poultry-of-all-ages
    https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-podiatry

    If the legs/hocks are turned in as well, then she may also have some type of developmental disorder like varus valgus deformity, this is usually seen in meat chickens but leg deformities can also be seen in other breed classifications as well.
    https://www.merckvetmanual.com/poul.../noninfectious-skeletal-disorders-in-broilers
     
  4. alliechicken

    alliechicken Just Hatched

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    The hocks and legs aren't turned
     
  5. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    That's good! Then you should be able to correct them following the info provided in the previous posts.[​IMG]


    Keep us posted.
     
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