What causes crooked toe?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by shelleyd2008, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I have a button quail that just hatched this morning. It looks like all it's toes are twisted. What causes it, and can it be fixed in a button quail?
     
  2. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd like to know the answer to this question too. One of my hens had a middle crooked toe for a few months, then it slowly got better. Now she has 2 crooked toes on the same foot, the left and right ones. She limps around and she has worn down her nails on those toes.
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Crooked toes can be genetic, nutritional or due to poor humidity during incubation.

    Jody
     
  4. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like humidity to me..
     
  5. jenni2142

    jenni2142 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    jenni2142 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry meant to add that he has used this successfully on quail.
     
  7. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info, I might try the chicken shoe idea from the article on my buff orpington Pumpkin.
     
  8. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The shoe typically only works if it is an incubation issue. I would say the quail is due to poor humidity during incubation or hatch time.

    The hen is probably more due to nutritional uptake issues. Try a vitamin supplement on her for few days and see if you notice improvement. I found a really good product called Poult Pak. It's formulated for turkeys, but works with any poultry and even has the stuff to restore gut flora so they can process nutrients correctly.

    Jody
     
  9. johnb32xq

    johnb32xq New Egg

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    ya the rooster we have he has his nails curved to the side on his feet on the right there curved to right and vice versa and me and my mom dunno wats rong ill try and get pictures of his feet if i can catch him
     
  10. Chicken Freak

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    It's called Curled Toe Paralysis. The hen that laid the egg has a Vitamin C deficiancy. Chicks that have this paralysis can usually live normal lives, but I wouldn't breed it.
     

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