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Turkin with bent toes

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Alleyoops25, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. Alleyoops25

    Alleyoops25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    about two days ago I was out with my Duaghter playing with the chickens. and we noticed that one of our turkins toes were bending in ward towards the other foot. I actually noticed it a little bit two weeks ago but it wasnt enough to cause alarm. But [​IMG] I was very shocked the other day by how bad his toes had gotten. Has anyone experianced this or know how to fix this. I know he didnt brak his toes or anything like that they just somehow started growning like this. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    It could've been a hatching defect that just showed up. As long as he's getting around, he'll be okay. Slifer only had one straight toe and she got around fine, just couldn't roost. Try and keep his nails short too so that they don't scratch his legs.
     
  3. Alleyoops25

    Alleyoops25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope that will be fine he is going on 6 months old and until here within the last few weeks he had prefect toes.
     
  4. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say curled toe paralysis caused from riboflavin(vitamin B2) deficiency. Supplemental B2 may keep his toes from getting worse,But the condition his toes are in now is irreversible.
    Keep an eye out for swelling of the foot pads as this condition will also cause bumblefoot
     
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  5. Alleyoops25

    Alleyoops25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont understand how that could be the case. I went out and looked at the back of the bag of feed and its got a bunch of it in there. I would have to walk out there agian because I forgot what % of it was in the feed. I just wonder if it was i defficancy then why dont any other of the chickens have the same problem? I dont know it is really confusing to me.
     
  6. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Curled toes CAN be caused by the riboflavin being missing in the feed.
    How old is he anyways?
    I got Slifer at about 3 months old and her toes were already like that, but she was 'just a chicken' there.
     
  7. Alleyoops25

    Alleyoops25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Almost 6 months old, how much ribflavin should be in the food?
     
  8. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feed should contain 8 to 10 gram per ton, Could be for unknown reasons his body cant utilize riboflavin, This and being brooded under infrared lights is the only reason I know that will cause this, I've see complications with hatching cause curled toes, but i'ts obvious at birth
     
  9. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    any thing can and does mess up their system whereby abosrbtion of nutrients is affected ...
    look for a childrens liquid vitamin with all the b vitamins and give four drops a day for a week and then taper off the next two weeks... can't hurt and may very well help
     

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