Silkie has deformity. Has anyone seen this??? Need advice!!

gertiesmom

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Hi all! I posted in diseases too, but thought I should also post to my Silkie people! I have a 3 month old Silkie cockerel who appears to have a deformity on the bottom of his foot. The bigger he gets the more pronounced his limp gets. He also stands crooked from time to time because of the way he holds his foot. When I got him 2 months ago he would limp on a rare occasion, but the breeder told me he was accidentally dropped. After a week of having him I noticed his one toe at almost a 90 degree angle. I thought maybe he dislocated/ broke his toe so I splinted it. Not knowing how old the injury was I still splinted for 2 weeks, but there was no change. One day he was limping badly so I looked him over again and noticed this deformity on the bottom of his foot. I'm no Silkie expert, but in the 10 years I've had them I've never seen this. I want to help him but don't know how. He acts like a normal baby otherwise and tries to run with the flock. Please if anyone has seen this and can provide some advice I would be so grateful! Thank you
Amy
Ps. I have a video too but it won't let me post it
 

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gertiesmom

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Mar 24, 2015
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Does it feel solid like their pads do? I ask because it almost looks like it's filled with fluid.
Yes it's more solid not squishy like its filled with any fluid. I would've tried draining it, but I understand why you would ask. It's the weirdest thing I've seen.
 

gertiesmom

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Mar 24, 2015
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He looks like he has extra toes on that foot too?!
Yes a couple tiny extra toes. That's what made me think that he started growing an extra foot in the egg. The bigger he gets the more he limps and more crooked of a stance he has. It's killing me cause he's so sweet
 

WIchickMama

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depending on money and resources I wonder if you could amputate the leg? or some other sort of surgery to help him out. Sorry that he has to deal with this, poor guy.
 

gertiesmom

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Mar 24, 2015
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I actually just made an appt for him to see a vet tomorrow. I don't have alot of resources but can't watch him hurting. Plus nobody that I've asked seems to know what to do for him either. Thank you all for your input though
 

gertiesmom

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Here's some better pics
 

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