How to make a 'bootie' for chick with curled up foot???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lil crickett, May 16, 2011.

  1. lil crickett

    lil crickett Out Of The Brooder

    May 15, 2011
    I have a chick with a leg problem, and one crooked foot. I've tied soft yarn around its legs and that has helped it but it isnt helping the foot. I saw where you can make a 'bootie' for its foot but I don't know what material you use or how you even make it. Can anyone give any suggestions on how to help its foot or make a 'bootie' for its foot?
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

  3. kelar

    kelar Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2010
    If it's a tiny chick, you can just use a bandaid - cut off the non-sticky part and use half on the bottom of the foot and the other half over the top. You can also use a piece of soft cardboard (like used in soft drink boxes) on the bottom if needed.
  4. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2008
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