Need help with 8 Month Old Chicken with bent feet.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by abi24, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. abi24

    abi24 Chirping

    Jul 6, 2010
    Was locking my chickens in for the night and noticed Stella was walking funny. She could not seem to keep her balance.

    When I picked her up I noticed that her feet have curled downward so that she is actually walking on the tops of her feet.

    Has anyone seen this before? Can you treat it? I can't be sure but I don't she had this problem yesterday.



  2. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

    Aug 23, 2012
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  3. averya

    averya In the Brooder

    Sep 12, 2010
    I had a similar problem with one of my Dominicks when she was about that age. Took her to a bird specialist and all she did was tell me to put her down and do a necropsy. No way was I going to do that. After much research, I decided to treat her for "Curly Toe Disease". Basically it is cause by a lack of Vit B. I bought some Vit B baby vits and began dosing her with them. Within three days she was walking normally again, and never had a reoccurance. Not sure if that's what your chicken has but it is certainly worth a try. Good luck Avery
  4. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger


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