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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Poultryraiser, Feb 21, 2008.
How do you cure a chicks curled feet? cripeld forever? need help!!
Is it just the toes? If so you can make a plastic shoe just a little bigger than their foot and tape their toes and foot in the correct position. It is sometimes related to lack of correct vitamins too. The plastic from margarine or cottage cheese containers has worked well for me. There is also a method using pipe cleaners, but I have never had great luck getting them to stay on the feet.
sometimes this is genetic
sometimes it happens in the egg
but it also can be vitamin related..(especially riboflavin and/or magnesium)..riboflavin is B12 vitamin)
get some the chick vitamins ASAP..
make sure it is eating and drinking..
did this just start?
how old is the chick?
It depends, I guess.
How were the chicks hatched? I once had 2 crippled chicks hatch from a single egg. They had a "lame" leg each, and both died a couple of days later. Those chicks were doomed.
I think, if the chick was born healthy, then it has a much better chance of regaining full use of its leg/foot.