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New born chick has curled toes. Help!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by TammyF, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. TammyF

    TammyF In the Brooder

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    I have a day old chick with curled toes. She can walk. I thought I seen a thread about this. If anyone can point me in the right direction Id appreciate it.
     
  2. JJSS89

    JJSS89 Songster

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    Search curled toes and you'll find how to use a bandaid or regular tape to fix this issue.

    Make sure to do it right away before the feet harden.
     
  3. FrankA

    FrankA In the Brooder

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    Hi Tammy. I have a Barred Rock with curled toes. I got her at about 4-5 weeks old. She is 11 months old now. It doesn't seem to bother her at all. She keeps up with all the other chickens. Check out a picture of her in my blog. link is in my signature. Her name is Fancy feet. There isn't much content there yet as I just started it last week. lol.
     
  4. song of joy

    song of joy Crowing 6 Years

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    It's often associated with a vitamin B deficiency. If you treat it right away the chick may fully recover from this. Toes need to be taped in a flat normal position. You'll find some threads on BYC explaining how to do this. If caught right away, the taping only has to be done for a few days. The goal is to catch it early while the bones are still somewhat soft.

    At the same time, address the vitamin B deficiency. Some folks use Poly Vi Sol (liquid vitamins). There are threads on BYC that discuss this. (sorry, I don't know how to attach a thread link!) I don't know the dose, but I've heard it's effective. (Try vitamin b deficiency and curled toes when searching threads)
     

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