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Splay leg chick pecking talons

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Rinnley, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. Rinnley

    Rinnley Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 4, 2016
    Vancouver Island
    my landlords chick is splay-legged and curl toed, he's responding well to a homemade brace and a healthy diet. he had mites, my landlord put diatimeceous (sp?) earth in the box. he's pecking his talons, is this a sign of mites? a vitamin deficiency? or is it that they'e grown b/c of his lack of mobility? should i trim them? should i take the brace off now?
    i've made a little video of his brace and general condition. he is a little over a week now. This is my first time caring for a chick so any advice would be much appreciated! thank you!

    Last edited: Apr 18, 2016

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