Hi- i've got a 2 year old sussex who has a really bad foot. she has scaly leg mite, which I am treating and it seems to be getting better, but one foot is much worse then the other and doesn't seem to be improving.
I noticed that there was a black band around her Metatarsal 1 (the really small 4th toe at the back of her foot) which was very tight. Initially I thought she might have something wrapped around it cutting the blood off, but looking at it there was nothing there, a little bit about 1/4 away from her leg looks like it may have died, it also smelt really bad, but the 3/4 of the toe after looked alright, normal coloured but a bit swollen!
Now, its gotten worse, her toe has spun around and so the underside is facing upwards, the end bit of the toe is bluish!!! the black section is still there!.. i'm really not sure whats happening to her, she runs around the garden (although not as much as she used to) and scats everywhere, she's eating and drinking, but when she stands still she will always lift up her leg and it will be shaking, but it is getting cold now. i think that it may drop off...
i've been spraying her feet with poultry antiseptic spray (the purple one).
i was wondering if something like this has happened to anybody else's' chickens and if so what happened? or what it could be?? its never happened to any of mine!