Newly hatched silkie chick with deformed feet

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by peepblessed, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. I have a newly hatch silkie whose outside toe is curled under on both feet. It is walking on top of those toes but getting around fine. Has anyone experienced this? Should I try to tape a brace on? [​IMG] Is this inherited?
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    One thing a friend of mine did, is she taped a dime to the bottom of each foot, shaping the toes how they should be when they were normal. Apparently that helped because the chick is much better.

    I think you could use vet wrap or even a waterproof bandage (Bandaid) to tape the coin under the foot.....

  3. Quote:That you, Sharon! [​IMG] I found something similar on another site and my peep is already in booties! [​IMG]

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