Week old chicks have thumbs curled under their feet. Sore and bleeding.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by amaurichick, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. amaurichick

    amaurichick In the Brooder

    Jul 1, 2015
    Greenville NY
    I hatched 9 eggs in my incubator that were from my own chickens. Of the 9, two are splay-legged. I tried the bandaid splint for two days, and switched this morning to a small piece of a drinking straw with a rubberband through it. The rubberband is working great!
    They are standing up and trying to take steps.
    One of them has its thumbs curled under the center of its foot and it's all sore and scabby looking.
    My question is, how can I tape or splint just that back toe? The rest of the foot looks straight and it stands, but I'm afraid of infection.
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2015

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