Silkie chick's feet look wrong... Pics

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kat's Silly Chickens, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. Our 2 day old silkie chick's feet are bent funny.
    Could it be from the way it was sitting in the egg?
    Is there any thing I can do to help straighten them?
    It walks around ok, but It's such a cute chicky I'd like to try to help it.

    You can see how they are bent in this pic
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    Here's the best closeup I could get it to allow me to take
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    Any suggestions would help.
    Thank you,
    Kat
     

  2. sadies chicks

    sadies chicks Songster

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    Yep there are things you can do to straighten the toes, if you do a search for it there are tons of threads with descriptions on what to do.

    good luck!!! and cute chick!! [​IMG]
     
  3. Freckle Face Farm

    Freckle Face Farm Songster

    Jan 1, 2009
    Florida
  4. Can any one tell me what color it might be also.
    Thank You
     
  5. I did the best I could with it's little feetys.
    I hope it'll work, I have extra cardboard and band-aids.

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    We got it to walk around before I took it to the hospital tote.
     

  6. Quote:Thank you for the link help, I made it little toe straighteners.
     
  7. magsrags

    magsrags Songster

    Aug 12, 2008
    Staten Island NY
    Yupper, thats the way I rock and it works really well! Just take a deep breath....have an extra hand around the first time for sure so you don't feel panicky. . Then just feel confident.[​IMG] They squiggle and squirm so bad....they just don't know what is good for them.




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    Last edited: Jul 22, 2011
  8. I just closed the coop up for the night and the silly little chick figured how to get 1 off. I'll have to put it back on in the morning.
     
  9. joe17

    joe17 Songster

    Nov 25, 2009
    Louisiana
    I never could successfully fix crooked toes. I have silkies too and the tape kept getting stuck in the feet feathers and the other chicks kept pecking at it. The chick was miserable. I have partially fixed some though. Its a pain!
     

  10. Quote:It kept the left 1 on overnight, I think it was just uncomfortable the way dad had finally got it on. I was holding it and dad was trying, but his patients level is so low. It can still walk, actually much better with just the 1 on. I just wish I could get it to keep the right claw 1 on.
     

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