Problem With baby chicks foot ! 😬😬😬

baychick2316

In the Brooder
May 14, 2020
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HELP !!! First time chick owner !!!! Baby chick seems to be getting around but something is wrong with their foot not sure what it is or if it can be helped . It seems he doesn’t fully extend his leg and he’s not walking around with his toes flat.. Please take a look at pictures and let me know thanks
 

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Jul 18, 2018
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My guess is it's not something wrong with the foot, it's a problem with the leg. Chicken feet often won't fully extend unless they're standing. You may be able to try making a little splint for his leg, see if that helps.
 

esme13

Songster
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Apr 22, 2014
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My chick is similar, looks like a slipped tendon. I haven’t the heart to cull it. For now my chick hobbles with one leg, eats, drinks and poos fine. We tried fixing it with a bandage but the tendon fuses (gets hard) really fast and gets to the point it won’t move currently on my chick. I hope someone else can give you good advice. Mine is similar in age to yours in the picture.
 

BZZB

Chirping
May 18, 2020
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My chick is similar, looks like a slipped tendon. I haven’t the heart to cull it. For now my chick hobbles with one leg, eats, drinks and poos fine. We tried fixing it with a bandage but the tendon fuses (gets hard) really fast and gets to the point it won’t move currently on my chick. I hope someone else can give you good advice. Mine is similar in age to yours in the picture.
I have a duck just like that, if we cant fix it soon we plan to get him a wheelchair in the future.
 

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