why is his foot like this? :(

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  1. PrestonSloan08

    PrestonSloan08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok so this is my little silver sebright that hatched 2 days ago!!! and his little foot is crooked, and he walks on his elbow on that one side!! will he be ok? is there anything i can do? and what caused this?

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  2. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    I've seen this in my own chicks too, you could try making a splint (like a broken finger) sometimes that works or just wait and see, sometimes just there own weight as they grow will straighten out. Maybe it was a big chick in a little egg and there wasn't enough room in there [​IMG]
     
  3. MuckyPuppy

    MuckyPuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our last chick had curled under toes on one foot and we taped it. Here is a thread about the condition and what others did to correct it.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=356460

    We personally used the two sticky parts of a band-aid/plaster. It was hard to get back off when we were done (she has fuzzy feet - now feathered) and her feet are not perfect but she now can run around when before she had a hard time just to walk.
     
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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  5. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:yes you can make a splint, I think you find how in the search here.
     
  6. MuckyPuppy

    MuckyPuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hey, I was just going to post that link ...... you beat me to it. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. PrestonSloan08

    PrestonSloan08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so I did that with duct tape!! But if he is still walking on his elbow what can I do? And it won't bend very easily!!
     
  8. PrestonSloan08

    PrestonSloan08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any idea what I can do about his elbow??
     

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