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Old English Bantam feet problems

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by NealNC, Aug 4, 2007.

  1. NealNC

    NealNC New Egg

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    Received my first little chicks yesterday. Mille Fluer Old English Bantams. There was one chick that couldn't walk properly and the lady at the feed store said I didn't have to take him but I said I would and try to nurse him back to health.
    His feet are curled inward and he walks on his hocks. I tried the band-aid hobble, that I read about on this forum, but he couldn't get around very good at all. I left it on about 12 hours then took it off. I don't think his legs are splayed, his feet just turn inward. He is eating and drinking ok. I have him isolated from the other chicks. I hope someone can give me some suggestions to help this little fellow make it.
     
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    could very well be a deficiency issue (if the parents are deficient the chick will be too) ...you can give some POLYVISOL 4 drops a day in beak for a week then taper off...tape his foot with toes in the correct positioning (place on a very strong tape or duct tape even) and then apply another piece of tape over that and press very strongly and trim to make a "shoe"... if you can possibly also get some Avia Charge 2000 (this is a complete poultry supplement and can be purchased through McMurray or Strombergs online) that would be even bettter as the POLYVISOL has no biotin ...
     
  3. NealNC

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    Thanks for the reply dlhunicorn. How would you remove the duct tape after the chicks feet straighten out?
     
  4. dlhunicorn

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    just trim off and look perhaps for an air pocket or such...when it is exposed to water etc it will come loose with a bit of help eventually but it will help the toes grow into a normal positioning.....
     
  5. NealNC

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    dlhunicorn, Thanks so much for your replies.
     

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