Looking for advice please

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Cavendish Chickens, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. Cavendish Chickens

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    My husband just purchased two show line ameraucana chicks yesterday. One has a crooked toe. I was wondering if there is any way to straighten in without hurting the baby? It is 2 weeks old, eats and drinks fine, and runs with the other chicks we have. Here's a picture of the chick and its toe... I just want to know if there's a way to fix the toe. Thanks. [​IMG]

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  2. gitlost80

    gitlost80 Trigger Pullet

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    Are their toe nails painted?! Cute [​IMG]
     
  3. karimw

    karimw Songster

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    I've heard of people taping them so they lay flat for a few days but that's usually with newly hatched chicks. I'm not sure about older ones.
     
  4. tinychicky

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    you could try taping them, but if the chick looks like it's hurting it, i'd take the tape off [​IMG]
     
  5. Cavendish Chickens

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    Yes, the nails are painted. [​IMG] I did it so we could tell it apart from the other ameraucana chick. Thanks for the advice guys. I'll try the tape and see what happens. [​IMG] One question though... do I just tape the crooked toe, or do I tape it to the toe beside it to help train it to go straight?
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2011
  6. karimw

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