Need ideas for Chick with broken or deformed toe

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gilligans island, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. gilligans island

    gilligans island Out Of The Brooder

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    we noticed last night one of our barred rocks has a toe that curls way out to the left. broken? or deformed? what to do if anything?
    chick is about 1-1/2 weeks old.
    thanks for any ideas.
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    SeeMeShiny Out Of The Brooder

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    I've read that a twisted toe (as well as crossed beaks) can be a result of sudden temperature shifts while being incubated. One of my roosters had a single toe that twisted out to the side. He walked fine, so we left it be, and he never had a problem with it. If your chick is not having trouble walking, I would not worry.
     

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