what is up with this pullet's feet? *pic*

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by zavierchick, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. zavierchick

    zavierchick Out Of The Brooder

    May 16, 2009
    Lakewood, CO
    Hi, all! Just got a new girl, dropped off to us by a well intentioned neighbor who didn't really plan ahead with their coop to realize that they wouldn't be able to do any separating if there were any problems. This little gal doesn't walk right, and was getting picked on and run over at her place so now she is here - my DD has taken quite the shine to her (she has a big thing for the underdogs) so I need to figure out if there is anything we can do for her, or if this is a deformity issue? It seems that she is almost walking on her whole shank - there is a raw spot all the way up almost to her hock. It's like all her toes are on the insides of her legs instead of both sides? Thanks for your input!
  2. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

    Oct 18, 2009
    Yikes. Poor thing. I've got no idea but I hope someone can offer some suggestions.
  3. DragonEggs

    DragonEggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2010
    Borger, TX
    Looks like a birth defect. Seen it in one other chicken (a silkie). All I can suggest is to keep her housed seperate with another docile chicken for company. Try something off the ground with a very small wire bottom so she's not scooting around in her own poop.
  4. WA4-Hpoultrymom

    WA4-Hpoultrymom Never enough coops...

    Feb 5, 2009
    Monroe, WA
    My Coop
    Looks like curled toes. Was probably born with them. If braced the first few days you can usually straighten them out pretty well. Don't know what you can do for her now though. [​IMG]

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