help...baby chix with bent toes...

blueheaven

Songster
10 Years
Mar 10, 2009
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i just received my chix today and one of my chix toes/legs are bad...

her toes are curled under and she walks on her shanks.

advice???
 

Sooner

My kids Mom!
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Mar 22, 2009
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I have used duck tape folded in have about 2 1/2 long (sticky sides together) then cut them out in the shape of the foot with a piece going up the leg (like a brace), using bandaids cut in thin strips I tape the foot to it like it should be if walking on it. It will have difficulty walking at first but will learn after a week or so you can take it off & the foot should stay like it is suppose to, if not put it back on.

Sorry I don't have a picture but you may be able to do a serch to find one.

ETA: here is a much easier way to do it & I will be trying it next time

https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=373946#p373946
 
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Sooner

My kids Mom!
10 Years
Mar 22, 2009
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Glad I could help. I will be trying the link next time I have one, much easier than what I have been doing.
 

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