Please help silkie chick with toes stuck together.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChickMasterMind, Oct 5, 2014.

  1. ChickMasterMind

    ChickMasterMind New Egg

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    I hatched some silkie chicks and one couldn't walk. I gave her meds and she was doing great. But she still had trouble walking. So, I look around for problems then I saw on one of her foot. The 2 back toes were like web together and the other wasn't. How could I fix this like should I cut it?
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    I prefer to get the toes separated asap if I can because they can scratch and walk more naturally later on as adults. If it is just webbing and I can get them separated, I cut apart the toes with dull scissors and put some antibiotic ointment on them and tape for a day or two, doesn't seem to affect them any...you can numb the toes with an ice cube if you want.
    There are a couple of websites with pictures of the surgery.

    http://successwithpoultry.blogspot.com/2011/06/maran-chick-fused-toes-surgery.html
    Here is a webpage where somebody had a marans chick with fused toes that they cut apart.

    http://simplethrift.wordpress.com/2...leasing-webbed-toes-in-a-maran-chick-charlie/
    http://simplethrift.wordpress.com/2...rgical-update-on-charlies-webbed-toe-release/
    Different chick with even worse feet
     
  3. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    Good advice from Kelsie2290..it is very similar to my response on the pm you sent me....again...good luck!
     

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