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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:08 pm 
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Hi Everyone,
I have a chick born and on 1 foot its toes are all curled up. I cant seem to find the article on the shoe which I think Mike speaks about how to make it.

Can some one guide me to the right place please?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:13 pm 
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These are the links I've got in my favourites. Some are better than others. Have a browse around.

http://www.guineafowl.com/fritsfarm/guineas/problems/

http://www.poultryhelp.com/spraddle.html

http://www.cagenbird.com/splayed_leg.htm

http://www.thecozynest.com/pictures.htm

http://www.parrotparrot.com/splay/

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 Post subject: Re: Curled Toes
PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:16 pm 
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Thanks 07 appreciate your help

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 Post subject: Re: Curled Toes
PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:25 pm 
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07 how does the foot shoe go do you know? The first article you linked me 2 has a picture of a shoe made out of a pipe cleaner. Do you know how this goes on the chicken in relation to the toes? I am sure Mike did a post on step by step on how to attach them?

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 Post subject: Re: Curled Toes
PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:31 pm 
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The pipe cleaner is for structure, and tape is used to hold it on. I have made the pipe cleaner into a three pronged foot shape, and put it on the top of the foot. Then I sandwich it in between two layers of tape. I've used wide sticky tape, or any tape that is stiff and will hold it flat and in place. They seem to get used to it and the pipe cleaner is softer against their skin than other splints.

From an old post by Looloo:
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I just happens sometimes, I had someone tell me that sometimes his or her toes just get bent oddly in the egg.

Sometimes it's a sign of bad breeding, but since all of your others are okay I would assume it is isolated.

You can simply create a shoe for it as you would for a chicken, turkey, peafowl, etc.

Here are the basic instructions, which you can modify to fit the needs of this particular bird.

You will need these supplies:
1/2" Tape, Medical tape is ideal
Pipe Cleaners, available most everywhere
Scissors


Then attach it as follows.
Use the half inch wide tape to attach the CHICK Shoe to the toes, cut a piece a quarter inch long for the middle toe. Cut another piece the same length and split into two-quarter inch-wide pieces for the other toes. Eight hours of treatment is usually enough time to end the problem on a day-old chick, but may be necessary up 3 days for older birds.

You can also cut out a triangle of plastic from a margarine lid, and then use tape to create a snowshoe for the chick, after a few days the toes are generally straightened.
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