HELP PLEASE Baby chick deformed foot

MichelleRenee77

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We just received our baby chicks in the mail. One of them has a deformed or broken foot. I need to know if there is anything I can do for it. It doesn’t look like the curled toes that I have seen as a problem. Please see pics and video. I cannot figure out how to attach the video. 😩 Thank you for any advice you can give.

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MichelleRenee77

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Thank you so much. Do I need to buy special vitamins? If it is a pill, how do I give it to her? She puts her leg out to the side a lot. The leg itself looks fine. The ankle joint looks a little bigger and the toes don’t seem like she has control of them like the other foot. Thank you so much for the help! I uploaded the video - my first one ever! I hope this helps. The company said it may be dislocated from hatching. Do I need to separate her once I put on all the helps? I don’t want the other chicks to hurt her.
 

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MichelleRenee77

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Thank you so much! Believe it or not, I had everything needed to make a second coop to put the chick by herself. I made her a shoe and a band with vet tape to keep her legs together more so her leg wouldn’t splay out. She keeps pecking at the shoe and brace, but she stands up a lot better. How long before she is ready to go without the brace and shoe?
 

catbav

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I just hatched a chick with this issue. Taping the foot for a half day flattened the toes and holding her so that her leg was in the proper position for about five minutes several times a day for three days did the trick. She was as good as new after that. Also, it really seemed to help that I used a Brinsea brooder so that when the chick scooted under, her leg was in a normal position.
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The tape on the foot can be left in place for 2 days, and you can remove it to check if it is helping. If the toes are still crooked, then put is back on for another day or two.
 

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