What to do with toes turned in?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Cynthia12, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    I've never dealt with this before..the two middle toes of one of my new chicks has turned in middle toes...I put electric tape on them after trying several other things, couldn't keep them on! Is this ok..looks to be working,, is walking today..but am worried about the tape?
    Anyone try this? Thanks! Wondering if I should take it off tonight, put it on last night, not sure how long it takes those rubbery little toes to straighten out... don't want to cause more harm than good. The one was pretty bad..turned almost to a curl...
     
  2. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Somebody had a nice thread here with pictures for making a shoe. One had two pieces of clear tape, sandwiched sticky together, with the toes visible in between. I guess the point is to straighten the toe and then make the sandwich. All toes are set in a fairly natural but 'splayed' position (think of those little styrofome toe wedges for pedicures that keep the nails and toes from touching, only in this case toes are between two pieces of tape and the sticky parts in between are pressed together so the toes can touch each other).
     
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