problem with baby chicks toes

sabong

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jun 5, 2010
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the inside toes on each foot of this baby chick has no joint or whatever in the center...the other toes are fine but its little inside toes are like jello...anyone know what the problem might be
 

sabong

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jun 5, 2010
59
1
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Quote:it can't walk to great but it can get around to food and water...i just hate to see it that way...i will post a picture in a minute
 

Mandalina

Songster
10 Years
Apr 1, 2009
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Savannah,MO
You may be able to splint it with a tiny piece of pipe cleaner and medical tape.Chicken toes take a few weeks to have all the bones harden up and stuff so if you splint it now it may stay straight even with out a joint there.Or you can contact a vet and get the toe removed, chickens do ok with missing toes.
 

sabong

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jun 5, 2010
59
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Quote:thanks so much...im gonna try it right now
 

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