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New baby Chick has curled Feet!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bkbingham, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. bkbingham

    bkbingham Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 1, 2008
    Bunkerville, NV
    I have a baby chic that hatched today and his feet are curled up and he walks aroung on the back side of feet..Is there something i can do?
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    You can make little foot shaped cut outs and tape his feet to them. If his legs go to the sides, you can also tape his legs to the correct width. Might try searching "splayed legs" and see if you can't find some pics.
  3. xke4

    xke4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 3, 2007
    Get out the Band-Aids. Cut the sticky ends off the Telfa pad. Put one sticky pad down,sticky side up and place the foot with toes extended on it. Put the other sticky pad down, sticky side down on top of this to make a "Foot Sandwich". Keep this on for at least 24 hours. Usually this is enough time for the feet to adhere to their new position but if need be, do it for another day. The pads are enough. No need for cardboard or pieces of margarine lids. Good Luck.
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  4. peeplessinNC

    peeplessinNC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 23, 2008
    NC Piedmont
    You chicken people are amazing what you come up with! I am humbled in your midst.
  5. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    Quote:Keep reading BYC for a while and eventually you'll be able to help others who are stumped by these types of problems!
  6. bkbingham

    bkbingham Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 1, 2008
    Bunkerville, NV
    Bandaid Worked....Chic also had problem keeping legs together...legs wanted to do splits all the time so I trimmed a bandaid and put on sticky end on one leg and put the other end on the other leg which kept them together and now the chic is doing great..feet are straight and he walks around good. You cant even tell he had a problem he runs around with the other chics and even now seems to be the dominant chic... Funny cause when he couldn't walk right, he was constantly getting pecked at...So i had to separate him until his feet got better.

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    Last edited: Dec 23, 2008
  7. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Glad to hear its amazing what a little piece of tape or a bandaid can fix.
  8. xke4

    xke4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 3, 2007
    I am so glad you had success. I have never had it fail!
  9. pddtovar

    pddtovar New Egg

    Jul 9, 2011
    You all rock! thank you from me and my chick!!!
  10. Cindi1972

    Cindi1972 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 19, 2015
    I am going to try this method this morning. Any advice on the redness from overnight on his leg probably from dragging it or hopping around on it? chick just hatched yesterday. Thanks in advance. It just looks a little raw.

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