What happens? Just curious.


8 Years
Jun 5, 2011
Just curious but what happens when a chick has curled toes? I've been wondering this for a while. Thought I'd ask. :)


9 Years
Jun 7, 2010
Portland, OR
Either they grow out of it as the bones get stronger, or they stay gimpy. Lots of times, the other birds will pick on, hurt, kill a bird that is "not normal".... survival of thhe fittest kind of thing. You can attempt to fix it if you are so inclined, with a brace and bandaid.

I had a chuker chick with a clubbed foot and broken toes. It was walking on its "ankle". We straightened the foot and wrapped it with vet wrap for 3 days and the foot then fixed itself. Their bones are so tiny and malleable when they are young, that they break eaasily, but mend just as easily.

Here is a pic of the brace-job on the little 2 day old chuker. It is NOT easy to do properly, as the little legs are SOOO tiny, but my DH and I worked together and I can't even tell now (the bird is about a month old) which one had the bum foot. You can look up braces and what to use/ how to do it. I know there are posts about it, as someone on here showed me a link....but I don't hhhave it offhand. You need to make sure not to wrap too tightly. You could use a small piece of cardbboard/ cardstock, cut in teeny foot pattern to tape on.....but it will be difficult.



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