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Curled toes splint fabrication update

curled toes chick update

The first curled toes splint we did on Monday could have been better. We fixed it first thing Tuesday morning with a fresh splint that didn't let any part of the toe show.

We looked at it this morning and decided his toes were flat enough to scamper around without a brace.

It seems to be working. It's already difficult to single him out of the crowd now that he's not wearing that 3M Transpore chick toe splint.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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I think that's very cool.
Comment by J Thu Aug 25 17:28:03 2011
The toes are still a bit crooked, but at least he isn't walking on a "fist" now and doesn't seem to have any trouble getting around! I suspect if we'd started the treatment on day 1 instead of day 3, the results might have been even better.
Comment by anna Thu Aug 25 17:49:46 2011

Mark seems to have healing touch, and I am not just talking about bird toes. I appreciate his great problem solving work on a number of levels. On at least one front, inventing things is a kind of solution. I wish my brain worked like that!

Comment by Maggie Thu Aug 25 22:09:00 2011
He definitely is a good healer of body and soul! His positive thought is probably the root.
Comment by anna Fri Aug 26 08:48:19 2011

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