problem with baby chicks toes

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sabong, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. sabong

    sabong Out Of The Brooder

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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 [​IMG]
     
  2. zatsdeb

    zatsdeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2007
    Lincoln, Illinois
    can the chick walk ok? if so, it should be fine.
     
  3. sabong

    sabong Out Of The Brooder

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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
     
  4. Mandalina

    Mandalina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2009
    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.
     
  5. sabong

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    Quote:thanks so much...im gonna try it right now
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