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Please help. Chick with deformed feet

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Lark Rise, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. Lark Rise

    Lark Rise Songster

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    What can I do to help it, please?

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  2. ReikiStar

    ReikiStar Songster

    Here is a post on how to make the little "shoes" to help straighten the toes:

    http://fowlfacts.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=afflictiondiseaseff&action=display&thread=1446

    At the bottom of the page they have an illustration on how to bend the pipe cleaner...it's merely in the shape of how you want the foot to look and then you attach it to the toes and feet to help guide the toes into the normal pattern you want them to be in.

    Wishing you and your chick luck!
     
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2011
  3. Bianca67

    Bianca67 Chirping

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    Aww! poor baby:hit
     
  4. mstricer

    mstricer Crowing

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    I'be tried the pipe cleaner and it didn't work well. Cardboard works the best with bandaids. You can cut them to shape the foot. Good luck
    Michele
     
  5. PrestonSloan08

    PrestonSloan08 Chirping

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    I just had the same problem a couple days ago!! But it is really easy to fix!! I just put a small piece of duct tape under his foot and separate the toes the right way!! Then I put another piece on top to keep them in place!! Its kindof like a little cast!! Mines feet were fixed in two days!!
     
  6. Lark Rise

    Lark Rise Songster

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    Thanks, everyone! I put "shoes" on it. [​IMG]
    I hope it can get around well enough.
     
  7. PrestonSloan08

    PrestonSloan08 Chirping

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    I will be praying for that little baby!! He does have a pretty severe case:(
     

  8. ReikiStar

    ReikiStar Songster

    Good luck and keep us posted. [​IMG]
     
  9. Glenmar

    Glenmar Songster

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    You should not have to leave them on longer then maybe 3 days.
     
  10. Lark Rise

    Lark Rise Songster

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    The little chick is doing lots better today!!!! [​IMG]
    Thanks all!!!
     

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