Need help with 8 Month Old Chicken with bent feet.


9 Years
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.




In the Brooder
9 Years
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

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