Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by michael0641, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. michael0641

    michael0641 Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    Sylacauga Alabama
    I had a chick hatch Friday which was on the 19 th day and its feet are turned in and it's not walking good...It has been eating and drinking fine...Will it eventually be able to walk?
  2. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    One of the things that works well for me is to get a piece of scotch tape,spread out the little toes and stick the tape to them to hold them in place. Trim the tape as close as you can without cutting the toes and turn the chick loose. If the condition is not severe,the muscles(or tendons,or whatever) will strengthen in just a day or two.
  3. Vamp-A-Billy Princess

    Vamp-A-Billy Princess Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    It makes sense. My son had to wear casts when he was a baby to turn his feet out and he walks fine now.
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    You can cut a small piece of cardboard if they are really bad and use it with bandaid or tape to hold them in place. I had a little chick like that not too long ago.



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