my chicks toes are joined together

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by yogiprana, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. yogiprana

    yogiprana New Egg

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    Its all new to me! My first hatched chicks. They are about 4 weeks old now. A few of them have toes that are joined together - am i supposed to cut the skin?

    And now i noticed that one of my chicks isnt able to stand for long, keeps flopping down sad

    thanks
     
  2. crystalchik

    crystalchik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my goodness, I have never heard anything like this! Do you have any pics?
     
  3. meriruka

    meriruka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you don't see any bones or veins where you're thinking about cutting, you could probably do it. But it will be a wound and you'll have to stop the bleeding, apply noesporin and bandage the whole foot to keep dirt out and keep others from pecking. (Unless you isolate each chick, but then they get lonely).

    I think a pic could help someone experienced advise you better.

    Hope they all do well!
     
  4. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your breeders have a Biotin Deficiency..this causes webbed toes in chicks....
     

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