Messed up feet?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Shannon, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. Shannon

    Shannon In the Brooder

    Jun 8, 2007
    I have a chick that's three days old that still can't straighten it's feet. It walks on the sides of it's feet. It can't even open it's feet completely up, let alone straighten them or walk on them. Will the chicken outgrow this? Is it a somewhat common condition? He or she just hops around instead of walking, so it seems to be compensating pretty well, but I'm still concerned about it.
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    It wont correct by it's self. You can try fixing it by placing cardboard cutouts on the bottom of it's feet and taping his toes down so that they can straighten up. Good luck. The sooner the better.
  3. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Songster

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    i taped a peacock feet with duck tape and it worked on one foot great but the second one was still a little crooked. it did alow it to walk you have to use warm water to get the tape off

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