My chick had curled toes on both feet and could only sit and walk on her hocks. With the boots, she was walking within a few hours, and now, at 4 months old, she gets around just like everybody else.
ETA: We took the boots off after about three days. A couple of her toes are still crooked, but she has walked, run, scratched and perched just fine ever since that third day. Some people leave the boots on for a week or so. Just remember, you'll have to change them every couple of days or so because they get feed stuck between the toes and the cardboard.
Also, it can be related to some incubator problem or a vitamin deficiency. Some people recommend to give Poly Visol without iron but I would check that...I don't know how to dose it and if there are other recommendations
I have a Silkie. She and the rest of the flock are 4 weeks old. She is the smallest one in the flock ,however she gets/takes the biggest bite out of a piece of banana and uses her size to scoot between her towering brood mates. I noticed she waddles a bit I looked at her to see if anything different or odd about feet. or legs legs I do not see anything. She poops and breathes fine.She is the only waddler. It is a mystery to me why she is waddling and as I indicated she moves quickly when she wants/needs to as I see everyday. I do notice she is the first to lie down for the naps /rest they take day and night.
I am trying to hold her next to my heart to give her comfort . I do not know if she hurts.............. A little extra lovin and attention is good for all of them. She still shakes a bit when I hold her in my hand ,she calms a bit when she listens to me talk to her in soft tones , but goes back to being scared again. I take her out first before the others at cleaning and socializing times as some of the Silkies "3" to be exact go in their "do not eat me mode" . My movements are not swift . I do know that occasionally the shadow of me scares them. I figure this: I only had them a month and we are moving along ,getting to know each other and hopefully learning to trust me. Does anyone have a waddler like my Little Papaya or perhaps know what she is exhibiting?
im sorry i have no clue this is the first time i have had any one hatch with any thing wrong with them. i do have boots on it but as far as the spraddle leg i tried some gauze but it may be too much ...good luck with your baby