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New chick with curled toes

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by shannag, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. shannag

    shannag In the Brooder

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    How soon do I need to worry about a chick's curled toes? It hatched this morning and 2 that hatched after are already kind of standup up but this one's toes are curled up and it's not standing as well. Do I need to intervene now or give it some time?
     

  2. ChickenFox

    ChickenFox Songster

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    I'd make sandals for her now. The longer it goes untreated the harder it'll be to fix and if waited on too long it can't be fixed. I have a little one who was stuck to her shell and has badly curled toes on one foot. She's styling with her new sandals. [​IMG]
     
  3. Sphinx

    Sphinx Songster

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    I give them 8-10 hours, and if their toes are still curled, I tape their toes.
     

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