Sultan Hatchling has a foot problem

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by palmettogroves, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. palmettogroves

    palmettogroves Out Of The Brooder

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    In our little grab bag of fifty chicks that came in the mail Thursday morning, we got two Sultans and one has a bad foot. It looks like it is turned under and it hobbles around on it. It doesn't appear physically deformed, it just won't straighten out. It is getting to food and water ok and is perky. Just has a bum foot. Has anyone else had a problem with these five-toed chicks? We welcome any input.

    Peace...
     
  2. CinnamonQueen12

    CinnamonQueen12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like a sprained or broken leg. Feel around the leg for any breaks or swelling. You can find ways to splint it by searching this forum. Good luck!
     
  3. palmettogroves

    palmettogroves Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the suggestion. I checked the leg and it isn't deformed, broken or swollen. I compared it to the other leg. It looks like the chick just can't hold it straight. Doesn't seem to be in pain when I manipulate it. I can straighten it out but it just curls up again when I let go.
     
  4. audrey02026

    audrey02026 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a bantam cochin the same way. Were you ever able to figure out why or help her? I'm trying to find out how to help mine right now.
     
  5. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post a pic of it?
     
  6. audrey02026

    audrey02026 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm at work now but I'll get a pciture tonight and post it.
     
  7. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some images from other bycers that have had a similar problem. Could this fix yours?
     
  8. audrey02026

    audrey02026 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think so. It's more a leg issue than a foot issue.
     

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