What do I do, if anything, about these feet?!

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  1. backdooreggs

    backdooreggs Out Of The Brooder

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    Baby is getting around okay now but I'm worried about future mobility issues. Any advice?!
     
  2. Odelia

    Odelia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breed is baby? She is a 5 toed breed, but I can't tell what kind. What do her feet look like when she is standing on them? Can you post that photo?
     
  3. Jynestia

    Jynestia Out Of The Brooder

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    Same questions here. My two little white silkies feet look like that and they get around fine. One toe just kinda flaps off oddly but they don't seem to mind.
     
  4. SD Bird Lady

    SD Bird Lady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Most people make small splint sandals for them but I'm not sure how young they have to be. Sorry I don't have more details.
     
  5. backdooreggs

    backdooreggs Out Of The Brooder

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    Here (she?) is standing... Kind of wide legged, but we had one with a straddle leg who didn't survive and she doesn't look like that one did.
    This little cutie was a surprise gift from our neighbor kid who showered us unexpectedly with fertile eggs. We had no experience with chickens what so ever so we're learning as we go. He says he does not know the breeds . She has a little chipmunk stripe and feathered feet though .i
    I don't want her to die like the other one. This whole thing has been a little traumatic and I can't bear another loss.
     
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  6. Odelia

    Odelia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are going to want to tape her feet so that they lay as they should. I will see if I can find a link with photos.
     
  7. Odelia

    Odelia Chillin' With My Peeps

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