Keet with curled feet

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cyndiscof, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. cyndiscof

    cyndiscof Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi. I'm Cyndi in Texas. I'm incubating keets and they unexpectedly started hatching last night. I hadn't even raised the humidity yet. So, a couple of them needed help getting out of their eggs because they were too dry. One of them has been out a couple of hours now and looks good except his feet are curled. Should I wait a while to see if they straighten out or should I tape them right away? The last time I hatched keets I thought one of them was going to have to be taped, but the next day they had straightened out. What do you think???
     
  2. TripleKFarm

    TripleKFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    go ahead and tape them-use medi-tape from tractor supply. it won't stick to the skin just to the other piece of tape. it's better to do it quickly/sooner than later. there's a better chance on getting it corrected if you do it early. good luck!
     
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