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older chick with curled toe

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chicknmania, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Someone gave us this chick; our hen was actually her mother but our friends hatched the eggs in their incubator and were going to keep the chicks, then things changed, so we got two of the chicks back. Anyway, she was hatched with curled toes and they never splinted them. Is is too late to try splinting them? She is about three weeks old now. She can walk on the foot with the curled toes pretty well, but lies down more than her sibling. We were going to try the splints in a couple days after she gets used to being here.
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Try making her a boot anyway. It might not be too late to help.
     
  3. coltsrox

    coltsrox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my 12 week old babie roo has a curled toe but it doesn't seem to bother him in any way so he's fine.
     

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