When is it too late to fix a curled toe?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Tam'ra of Rainbow Vortex, May 20, 2011.

  1. Tam'ra of Rainbow Vortex

    Tam'ra of Rainbow Vortex Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2009
    Rogue Valley, S. Oregon
    I have a chick almost 5 weeks old with both of his/her outer-most toes curled under. It walks, hops, flies, perches, and runs just fine though it is a bit clumsy. The toes aren't THAT noticeable, but I imagine as it gets heavier they could come to be problematic. I have held it and stretched out its toes and there does not seem to be a real problem, it just never stretches them out on its own. I know folks fix the toes of young chicks by building them braces, but is it too late to help mine? Is there anything I can do for 'Pinky'? Of the 25, its the kids' favorite and I have committed to keeping it if its a girl and I don't want them to see it's health decline as it gets older because I didn't fix its feet.

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