Sweet Silkie with severely messed up feet

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 7AcreOrganics, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. 7AcreOrganics

    7AcreOrganics In the Brooder

    Apr 11, 2008
    Ashland Oregon
    From our lovely defective eggs came a silkie with sideway feet, curled toes- we have tried the bandaid cardboard shoes since the day she was born, almost 3 weeks ago and if anything its worse. She walks on the tops of her feet.
    She seems happy. Runs quite fast. Is there anything we can do at this age/stage...?? The shoe method is for sure not working. Thanks
  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    If the shoes didn't work and she's getting around fine, then I'd just let her be...
  3. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    SO SORRY - I have found that having bad feet is even worse for feathered footed breeds..

    The feathers get infected all the time.. I hope your little bird does not have that added problem as an adult.

    Hopefully she does not have many feathers on her toes.

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