Keet with curled feet

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

  1. cyndiscof

    cyndiscof Chirping

    Jul 6, 2013
    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 In the Brooder

    Jul 24, 2013
    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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