Polish chick with curled toes - happy story!

aSliceOfLife

Chirping
12 Years
Jan 28, 2007
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Escondido, CA
I just want to thank all the really wonderful chicken lovers out there that helped me save the life of a week old Polish chick with curled toes. He could barely walk and kept coming down on his "knees" most of the time. The past Saturday I spent about an hour on the message board reading posts from other people who have had similar problems and found that by using a bandaid to straighten the toes, and more importantly adding some B vitamins (I used a general vitamin supplement) to his water, I was able to get him up and walking within a couple of days. I took the bandaid off after 2 days and although his middle toes are still a little curled, he sure is able to keep up with the rest of the other chicks now.

Again, thank you sooooo much for finding the advice I needed. My feed store suggested putting him out of his misery but if there was any chance, I wanted to give it to him. You are all angels to this little guy (or gal, don't know yet!!) Hugs!!! Heidi
 

dlhunicorn

Human Encyclopedia
13 Years
Jan 11, 2007
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Again, thank you sooooo much for finding the advice I needed. My feed store suggested putting him out of his misery

...so many are unaware of the impact a simple (and the correct) vitamin supplement and the badage can have... great news
 

hippichick

Songster
11 Years
Apr 13, 2008
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Branch, La
Can you please tell me about the band-aid method and what vitamin?I have 2 baby chicks with this problem.I would really appreciate it.
 

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