Limp foot on day old chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by texastinsel, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. texastinsel

    texastinsel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My baby that just hatched last night is having difficulty standing. It appears that his left foot is curled under and not as strong as the right foot. What is wrong, what is the cause of this, and what can be done to help this precious baby??[​IMG]
     
  2. peterlund

    peterlund Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good old fashioned medical tape MIGHT help. Gently tape the toes into a normal (for a chicken) position, and hopefully it will develop better. Look the foot over carefully first to make certain it is not a deformity that will only make the wee one miserable.
     
  3. texastinsel

    texastinsel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you for responding...it doesn't seem to have a deformity. it just keeps trying to stand and can't because of the one foot that is so weak. I will try tape...pray this works.
     
  4. jessicayarno

    jessicayarno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sending prayers for this little one.. [​IMG]
     
  5. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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