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Date Posted: 16:00:23 05/19/11 Thu
Author: Thomas
Author Host/IP: 76.6.193.6
Subject: Re: Curly feet and single splayed leg
In reply to: Holly 's message, "Curly feet and single splayed leg" on 14:10:38 05/18/11 Wed

We had the same issue! About four years ago, when we hatched our first buttons, we had several birds with curled feet, and we had one bird with a splayed leg. Most of the curled feet made it and recovered, and the one with the splayed leg, Nutmeg, lived a long time. Due to her deformity, we thought that she wouldn't live long, however, she lived three years and was the sweetest little bird ever. We did take special precautions though. We ALWAYS made sure that she had the softest bedding available, and we also made sure to have the food and water accessible on a lesser height (due to her "shorter" stature).

If the splayed leg is not too bad, I would suggest trying to tie the legs together with a small sting. BE SURE THAT THE STRING DOESN'T COME LOOSE THOUGH! We had a quail try to eat the string once... My mom also tried something with a pan and bread... It made little pathways or something. Mother, do you remember what we did for that?

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