Splay leg chick pecking talons

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

  1. Rinnley

    Rinnley Out Of The Brooder

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    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!

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    Last edited: Apr 18, 2016

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