new to having chicks?? curved toe?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by daniellenoel, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. daniellenoel

    daniellenoel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some new chicks in the brooder 7 total right now. all have hatched since yesterday. Anyways, one of them seems to have a somewhat curled toe? the outermost toe seems to curl under a little? any idea what this may be? He did seem to be a little stuck today in teh bator between some other eggs and maybe his foot got caught there for a while.
    Should I be worried and what should I do?
     
  2. emilyweck

    emilyweck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw something that said to cut out a piece of cardboard to the size of his foot and band-aid his foot to it with the toe straightened. I think someone called it the Band-Aid Splint.....Supposedly this will straighten it out.

    If you think it is broken or something, then I'm not sure what to do. Good luck!
     
  3. thewarriorchild

    thewarriorchild Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it isnt terribly bent I would give it some time but if it starts to curl really bad you will have to tape it flat. I have medical tape one on top one on bottom to keep the toes straight, or I just fold one overtop.
     
  4. thewarriorchild

    thewarriorchild Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I find cardboard to get yucky and use a coin sometimes. You could wrap either in tape to make it last longer/stay cleaner/ and in the case of the coin not make the foot cold
     
  5. emilyweck

    emilyweck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I find cardboard to get yucky and use a coin sometimes. You could wrap either in tape to make it last longer/stay cleaner/ and in the case of the coin not make the foot cold

    Great point!
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    My lone Salmon Faverolle chick has a cardboard splint on right now... I'll be taking pics sometime today.
     
  7. daniellenoel

    daniellenoel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cool. it is his farthest outside toe in the right. he seems to be walking fine
    but it is curved down a little
     

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