Gosling with Curled Toes

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Yeet, May 17, 2019.

  1. Yeet

    Yeet In the Brooder

    May 31, 2018
    Hello. I recently took in two 4 day old sebastopols and theyre doing great overall. However, Bill has curled toes and i was wondering how bad its going to affect him as he grows or gets older? He gets around just as well as his brother Ted, but does seem to be a tad bit more clumsy.

    I know their bones arent completely hardened after hatching but would i be able to do anything after 4 days? A few of his toe joints also seem to be larger than normal but he doesnt seem to be in any discomfort. Any suggestions or comments are appreciated :)

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  2. SeaHen

    SeaHen Songster

    Mar 14, 2009
    Springfield, OR
    Hopefully someone will give you more expert advice but my daughter has straightened crooked toes and feet on birds by fashioning shoes out of cardboard. She draws a pattern around the actual foot on the cardboard, cuts it out and tapes it to the sole securely enough to hold the toes in straight alignment. She last did this with our neighbor's adult peacock and it worked like a charm within a few days. I would attempt to correct the deformity now while Bill is so young, but that said, I have a lame Toulouse gander (who also lost an eye) and he gets around just fine.
  3. Yeet

    Yeet In the Brooder

    May 31, 2018
    I have heard about the cardboard thing so ill definitely try it out. Glad to hear if all else fails he can still have a chance of normalcy. Thank you for your input :)
  4. ejtrout31

    ejtrout31 Songster

    Aug 13, 2018
    deer river mn
    Hi other than the card board you can take duct tape and wraps it around the foot so the toes are straight

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