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newly hatched chick feet are not right

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rt farms, Oct 18, 2015.

  1. rt farms

    rt farms Out Of The Brooder

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    New baby had trouble hatching and I may have waited too long it is very large and the toes curl in and it struggles. She's kinda pigeon toed if ya will. Is it just best to settle gown and see how she does
     
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    If the toes are curled I would get a "boot" or "sandle" on the foot and see if you can get them straightened out. When did the chick hatch?
    Here's a link to the chicken chick's page on spradle leg and curled toes: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/02/spraddle-leg-in-baby-chicks-what-is-it.html
     
  3. rt farms

    rt farms Out Of The Brooder

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    At 1130 today, she was never going to make it with out help. She is looking better now with time.
     
  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    That's great. Often with assisted hatch chicks they may take a little longer to "spunk" up. I believe that's in part because they work so hard getting out of a less than ideal environment and are literally exhusted. I always have sav a chick electrolyte in my water in the brooder for the first couple days for those that need the extra vites.
     
  5. suliah

    suliah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used tape to fix the toes of my first ever incubator hatch chick. I simply put a piece of scotch tape on the bottom, put chick foot on, then a piece over the foot, pressing down between toes to seal. The were like little chicken booties just to keep the toes properly laid out.

    24 hours later and I took them off, now you can't even tell anything was wrong. Drumstick is now 3 months old.
     
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    Little goofy footed girl looks great at 1 1/2 weeks old
     
  7. AmyLynn2374

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    Awe. That's great.
     

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