Three of my chicks have developed curled toes...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CrazyLotusGirl, May 25, 2010.

  1. CrazyLotusGirl

    CrazyLotusGirl Hatching

    May 25, 2010
    I taped their toes with band aids and cardboard in a boot-like fashion the best I could and now they just fall over on their faces or sit down... Is this ok for now or should I be doing something differently?
  2. NancyinAlaska

    NancyinAlaska Songster

    Dec 26, 2009
    Willow Alaska
    Put Polyvisol children's vitamins in their water. If it's a vitamin deficiency that should fix it.
  3. lilchik

    lilchik Songster

    May 3, 2009
    Rio, WV
    The "boots" may be too bulky or heavy.

    Use the thinnest, lightest cardboard you can find. Cut it to the shape of the bottom of the foot, use clear packing tape to tape it down to the card board with the toes flattened out and in proper position. Trim and excess edges off, carefully, you don't want to cut a toe.

    The are usually a little clumsy at first, until they get used to the feel of walking with the boots on. Also make sure they are no on a slippery surface as their legs me slide out or apart, which can lead to spraddle leg problems.

    I also use the poly-vi-sol liquid to prevent vitamin deficiency, plus give them a little extra boost.

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