1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

High stepping baby

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ThistleandThea, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. ThistleandThea

    ThistleandThea Out Of The Brooder

    10
    0
    22
    Sep 11, 2015
    I don't think it is spaddle leg. She does have one crooked toe but her lags aren't spread apart. She just picks her legs up high when she walks. What is that?
     
  2. AuntNomi

    AuntNomi Chillin' With My Peeps

    547
    36
    106
    Aug 13, 2015
    Callahan, Florida!
    Can you add a picture or video?
     
  3. ThistleandThea

    ThistleandThea Out Of The Brooder

    10
    0
    22
    Sep 11, 2015
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  4. ThistleandThea

    ThistleandThea Out Of The Brooder

    10
    0
    22
    Sep 11, 2015
    I'm trying to figure out how to load a video
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    84,499
    3,755
    628
    Jun 15, 2012
    Washington
    Judging by the picture, it looks like she has at least one crooked toe. That could be why she walks strange.
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2016
  6. ThistleandThea

    ThistleandThea Out Of The Brooder

    10
    0
    22
    Sep 11, 2015
    [​IMG]

    I got a screen shot of the video where her foot is coming forward up high
     
  7. ThistleandThea

    ThistleandThea Out Of The Brooder

    10
    0
    22
    Sep 11, 2015
    She steps the highest on the opposite leg of the crooked toe. I attempted a splint on the crooked toe foot but I was afraid she was going to break her leg trying to walk with it
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by