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Toe Problem

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by brooster, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. brooster

    brooster Songster

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    my 1 week old buff orpington/light brahma mix has a weird toe. i have seen my big chickens with thier toes like this, but not all the time. It is the last toe that is curled out.
    Is this normal, is the chick ok, or should i take action. I personaly think she is fine but i just want to make sure. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2007
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    It will be fine. Just watch the nail length as they can get kind of long.
  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    My Light Brahma Leghorn mix had only one straight toe and she got around fine...it can be genetic or a hatching defect.
    YOu could try making an orthopedic shoe for her out of a plastic container lid. Cut it into the shape of her foot and attach it with tape. Leave on for about a week and then take it off.

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