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

    Oct 5, 2014
    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

    Feb 18, 2011
    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 can numb the toes with an ice cube if you want.
    There are a couple of websites with pictures of the surgery.
    Here is a webpage where somebody had a marans chick with fused toes that they cut apart.
    Different chick with even worse feet
  3. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 9, 2009
    Good advice from is very similar to my response on the pm you sent me....again...good luck!

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