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What causes toes to curl?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Oblio13, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Songster

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    I have a young roo whose outside toes are curved back, so that he's walking on the sides of them. Genetics?
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing Premium Member

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    If he wasn't born like that, it is not likely to be related to genetics. I would guess a vitamin deficiency. Try a polyvisol treatment (baby vitamins) for 1-2 weeks in the water and see if you notice improvement.

    Jody
     
  3. Oblio13

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    I didn't notice if he was born like that or not. None of his contemporaries have it.
     

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