Silkie Chick with Toe Turned Under

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kbh913, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. kbh913

    kbh913 Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 15, 2013
    I have a 3 week old silkie bantam that has one outside toe on each foot tucked under. It seems to get around fine and we don't plan on showing. Is this a problem we need to correct or can it get along just fine like this?
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    It's probably too old to correct with tape and cardboard, so you'll probably just have to watch it for development of sores from pressure or scraping, at the damaged joints or on the otes. Certainly they can do just fine with a toe turned sideways; I know this from experience. I imagine it will depend on whether the feet are damaged when it walks about.

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