Toes curling, having difficulty walking..

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lacrystol, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    I have a bantam who seems to constantly lay down a lot. I can see she's having difficulties in walking, it looks as though she is walking on the palms of her feet and not using her toes at all. I also noticed it looks as if her toes are curling upwards. I have heard of this in chickens but can't find how to care for the problem.. Her toes are very cold while the rest of her legs are warm, she doesn't dig like the rest, she tries to keep up with the silkies but can't because of the difficulty in walking, I looked at her feet no cuts, no swelling, they look absolutely normal.. Any advice would be great...
     
  2. Pharm Girl

    Pharm Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got a curled toe mini chicken (possible genetic issues). I've been researching what to do with her curled toes. I found a thread that suggested making a cardboard cutout to support the bottom of the toes and wrapping them in Glad press n' seal wrap.

    Found it:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=471771&p=1

    Haven't tried it though...
     

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