How to fix curlled foot?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Poultryraiser, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. Poultryraiser

    Poultryraiser In the Brooder

    Feb 15, 2008
    Hi how do you fix a chicks curlled foot? Cripaled for ever?
  2. coopist

    coopist Songster

    Jan 2, 2008
    Midwest U.S.
    If the toes are curled, gently straighten and place the foot in a normal position on a piece of masking tape (or a bandaid) sticky side up, then place a piece of clear packing tape on top of that. Trim to make a chick slipper or bootie that holds the toes straight and in place--as they would be normally. Leave on for several days. The foot should straighten.
  3. sammi

    sammi Songster

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    also...are you giving vitamins?
    is it being bullied away from feed and water?

    sometimes this is a nutritional/vitamin deficiency.

    separate, or divide the brooder, and put in another chick with it.
    make sure the chick is eating and drinking.
    and try some vitamins.
  4. Hawkster318

    Hawkster318 In the Brooder

    Sep 24, 2007
    North Freedom Wisconsin

    One of the day olds we picked up yesterday has this problem. Her she is modeling her stylish new shoe. I have named her Lady Slipper.
  5. sammi

    sammi Songster

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    isn't she a sweetie?

    could I make a suggestion?

    you might try something less slippery then newspaper to help prevent Spraddle legs..
    such as ribbed paper towels
    some people use that rubber type kitchen cabinet liner..non-skin..easy to wash and reuse.

    hoe she does well..and the toes straighten out.

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