Should toe be treated?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MEMama3, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. MEMama3

    MEMama3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed today that my 7 month old buff orp has a crooked toe. I'm not sure when it happened. I'm wondering if the reason she stopped laying awhile back is because she broke it. I never noticed any limping or change in behavior. Anyways, it was noticed today and it isn't bothering her at all. She is walking normally and scratching as normal. Should I try to fix it or just leave it be?
     
  2. Pathfinders

    Pathfinders Overrun With Chickens

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    At this age (7 months) if the toe doesn't seem to be bothering her, I would just leave it be.

    If a chick were to hatch with crooked toes I would try to straighten them with "shoes", but by 7 months the toe is not as malleable and trying to make changes will likely fail, and annoy the bird.

    As long as she is doing everything normally, I would just ignore it. [​IMG]
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    You probably won't be able to fix it at this age. If a chick has a crooked toe at hatch, you can sometimes fix it. But, by now, it will be permanently set in that position. She'll probably be fine with the crooked toe-- one of my friends has a bird with very badly curled toes, and she's lived a long, happy life.
     
  4. MEMama3

    MEMama3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
     

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