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It’s a good thing my chicken first aid kit is well stocked because I have needed it twice this week. First, one of my Marans had bumblefoot and then, this adorable chick hatched with spraddle leg.  

 Chicken Spraddle Leg Curled Toe 1 


Spraddle leg, also known as splayed leg or splay leg, is a deformity of the legs, characterized by feet pointing to the side, instead of forward, making walking difficult, if not impossible. It can be permanent if left uncorrected.

 Chicken Spraddle Leg Curled Toe  2 


Susan Whittington
4/17/2013 3:34:33 AM

Thank you for posting this! I have a chick with curled toes and was freaking out until I read how easily fixable this is.

Jackie & David
8/26/2012 12:49:18 AM

Chicken Chick, I have four easter eggers.

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