My baby chicks leg is injured

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  1. Kelley’s Kluckers

    Kelley’s Kluckers In the Brooder

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    EB9A91B5-9D6D-4E7D-BC35-0D726F99C16B.jpeg B4194381-AAB2-43B1-ACDB-148EDFA2F57F.jpeg I recently hatched my ayem Cemani, and she seems to have an injured leg. She won’t walk on it and keeps it curled up towards her wing, I don’t think it’s broke because she can lift it up under her wing. Any suggestions on how to help her?
    I don’t want to hurt her.
     
  2. Notaneggspurt

    Notaneggspurt Songster

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    Hoping you get some answers! Beautiful :jumpy
     
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  3. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    My first guess would be simply a hatching deformation (they're actually pretty common)

    My second guess is a riboflavin deficiency, which results in curled toes. Usually both feet, but not always.

    In either case, the proper treatment is a toe splint:
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    Which you can make with a simple band-aid, with tape below and above the foot, holding the toes straight.

    You should also supply B-vitamins, which are very important in nerve development, among other things. Regular poultry vitamins don't supply much; dissolve up a B-complex tablet in their water instead.

    I love this site. Lots of good information on chicken feet.
     
  4. Kelley’s Kluckers

    Kelley’s Kluckers In the Brooder

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    Thank you!
     
  5. Kelley’s Kluckers

    Kelley’s Kluckers In the Brooder

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    Thank you so much! Do you think her actual leg is hurt though, she hops around on one foot.
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Because she can stand on the curled toes, get a splint on it pronto.
     

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