New here with an issue with a chick, broken toes or bone defiency

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jaehon_geek, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. Jaehon_geek

    Jaehon_geek Out Of The Brooder

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    Good morning back yard chickens.
    A friend mentioned this site.
    This pullet is about a week old if a little less. I recently got them from a Norwegian Jaehon breeder near me.
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    I have contacted him, but want to know what my options are...
    Thanks
    Sherry
     
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  2. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    How does the chick walk? Is it goofy and bow legged, or does it walk at all?
     
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  3. Jaehon_geek

    Jaehon_geek Out Of The Brooder

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    Seems to walk just fine.. its the toes that have me worried..
    Thanks
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    If you're not interested in showing or breeding, and just have them for eggs/meat/pets, I wouldn't worry about it. This, I have read, can be something that happens during hatching, or it can be a genetic problem. You might be able to straighten them out if you wish, with some tape and a lightweight piece of cardboard. I've had two adults that had a toe or two like that; never bothered them.

    If he's breeding for quality lines, this chick may be a cull because of the toes and the possibility that it is genetic.
     
  5. BiggestLittleCityChickens

    BiggestLittleCityChickens New Egg

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    Jaehon_geek , I just posted about an Ameracauna chick of mine that did this and she seems to walk fine too. I tried the taping to straighten them, but once she was untaped, they would go back to curling. Thank you DDawn for the reassurance that she can be a full sized hen and not have troubles walking with them.
     
  6. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    The link in my signature has a lot of great info on foot/leg issues. The site was created by another BYC member. Good luck! [​IMG]
     

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