Silkie hatch today w/ feet problems

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by southernpriss, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. southernpriss

    southernpriss Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey Yall... I had a silkie hatch today and its feet are kinda curled under? I have read posts were the babies toes are all long this ones isn't it just seems like they won't spread out. what can I do or is there nothing I can do? thanks a bunch
     
  2. sager:)silkies

    sager:)silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2011
    Canada
    could u post pic and then ill see if i can help kk
     
  3. southernpriss

    southernpriss Out Of The Brooder

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    sure doing that now!
     
  4. raymondjames

    raymondjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my chick had this. i let her dry off and puff her down. 2 days after hatch she started to walk. sometimes chicks dont pick it up too early.
     
  5. Luvducks

    Luvducks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    Colorado
    I have had chicks born like this. A Band aid cut in half long ways and wrap each foot straighting out the toes will help the chick balance. You will get the hang of it. The chickens are 6 mths old and fine. There is a thread with pictures on here.
     
  6. southernpriss

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    raymondjames I pray thats the case for my baby... Luvducks I am looking that up now thank you will yall look at the pictures and tell me what you think?

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    Last edited: Oct 16, 2011
  7. dwegg

    dwegg Chillin' With My Peeps

    two of my silkies had curled toes when hatched and one toe looked broken and bent under and I panicked but after they dried their toes were fine. They are all doing fine now...

    give them some time to dry before panicking...
     
  8. southernpriss

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    ok dwegg I will thank you! will you look at the picture to see if yours looked the same?
     
  9. sager:)silkies

    sager:)silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2011
    Canada
    yep mine where same they should go to normal
     
  10. southernpriss

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    Really sager:)silkies that sure makes me happy... I am extra sensitive because I just lost this chicks mama!
     

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