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Silkie curled toes

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by appychick, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. appychick

    appychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] First hatch of silkies had 50% curled toes. Any idea if this is hereditary ? I made them splints with scotch tape & they have improved in 24 hrs....
    Thanks !
     
  2. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    I've been told that can happen if the temp in a incubator was to high, I'm sure others well know what else could of happened. Glad you are trying to straighten the toes![​IMG]
     
  3. appychick

    appychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These chicks were hatched from hens, but we have had many days of temps in 90's lately.......The standard orpies are normal.
     
  4. twinkie

    twinkie Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Folks,

    I have a 2 week old chick with a curled toe.

    Is it too late to put tape on it?

    Thanks much,
    Barbara
     
  5. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    No, it's not too late. Try using a small rounded piece of lightweight cardboard and tape it carefully so the toes are flat. The chicks should wear it at least a week.
     

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