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someone help !!!!! curled toes fixed but still not walking

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chicken1", Aug 10, 2010.

  1. Chicken1"

    Chicken1" In the Brooder

    May 3, 2010

    ok can someone please help , my chick had curled toes on one foot and it couldnt walk so it used to walk on one foot and then on its hock
    so i made it a boot 2 days ago and it was still walking on its hock with the boot on .

    today i took the boot off and its toes were straight and they had tension they could grip but i suppose it couldnt walk on its feet after so long on its hock [​IMG]
    its gotten so used to like pushing its hip down that it cant put it up if i physically put its leg in the right place it will stay but as soon as i let go it falls back down on its hock .... [​IMG]

    it is only three .......maybe 4 days old

    see this is how a leg is meant to look

    but instead at the top of its leg it goes straight down then at its hock it goes out at like a right angle i wish i had a picture but i cant upload ones from my computer
    the chick is hopping about relitavely well ,it is not heavilly breathing ,it drinks on its own and its eating a mixture of un-medicated chick crumbs ( ground up into a powder) and a bit of egg yolk which is made into a mash and it eats lots of tiny mealworms.

    can someone please help or tell me how to maybe splint the leg so it is upright i really dont want it to die [​IMG]

    oh and i forgot its bedding is a teatowel x

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