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

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by blueheaven, May 25, 2011.

  1. blueheaven

    blueheaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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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???
     
  2. Sooner

    Sooner My kids Mom!

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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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  3. blueheaven

    blueheaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks.
    i have it done right now...she is walking ok on it. funny to watch.
    hope it is ok.
     
  4. Sooner

    Sooner My kids Mom!

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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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