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Hi P’let Fam✨
Hope all is well with everyone! I have an approx 4-week old p’let with a curled toe on his back, right foot. I didn’t notice the curled toe upon hatching, although I did my best to not interfere with the nest box. Has anyone ever experienced a similar issue & may it be a vitamin deficiency? I’ve reached out to an avian vet for advice as well but thought I post on this forum in case anyone has some insight. Poor little guy can’t perch & I’ve been doing small stretches which seems to bring a lot of ease as it’s very tight from being withdrawn. Thanks for reading & offering any tips you may have🙏
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Poor baby.
I have not personally seen this issue but I have friends with chicken that have those issue. Look up the chicken lore on such issue. Those guys raise many more birds and see a lot of problems and have many home available solutions.
 

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While doing research for the Sticky I wrote on discouraging egg laying and hormonal behavior I came across information that, if I remember right, said that birth defects like this can be caused by the mother bird not having enough calcium when she lays her eggs. This thread was posted in February? I missed it somehow. I hope a vet was able to correct it. Poor baby birdie.
 
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