Gave it a good tug. A few times. Doubt I did it good enough but it didn't work. Didn't bother her in the least. No distress at all. And she walks and perches fine. Guess she'll just have a crooked toe. But I will always keep an eye on her and let y'all know if something changes! Thanks for the help!Energyvet said:If its dislocated badly a gentle tug is not going to be a problem. You'll see the distress and stop. If its a minor subluxation then this is likely all it takes to correct the problem. I used to do dog toes all the time. Cats too. And I'm a veterinarian trained by Options for Animals in chiropractic care for animals. I wouldn't suggest it, if I thought it was dangerous or could cause further problems.
If you don't want to, then don't. Chickens generally do fine with crooked toes. My old Roo had one. (Came that way from a former fracture.) He did just fine.
I tried it again. A little more force. Nothing happened. And she didn't react at all. I am wondering if its still not enough force... But I have a real try! I can hardly tell the 2 leghorns apart now... So Pearl's crooked toe is her trademark!ReTIRED said:....ask "EnergyVet"....
BUT...I think that I would try it again...somewhat more forcefully...and THEN "split-it" with something similar to part of a popsickle stick (straight).
----just an uneducated opinion.