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Help chicken stopped using his foot!!!

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I have a chicken that all of the sudden stopped using his toes! Help!!
post #2 of 8

Could you post a picture? Does it look like he has frostbite?

17+ pigeons, about 20 coturnix quail, 10 chickens and 2 angora rabbits
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17+ pigeons, about 20 coturnix quail, 10 chickens and 2 angora rabbits
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post #3 of 8

Frostbite is very common this month of the year, and if chickens step in any water during freezing temperatures there is always a chance of it. The toes will become discolored and then will shrivel up and fall off eventually. Pictures would help. Here are some pictures of frostbite and some links to read: 

http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2013/12/frostbit-in-backyard-chickens-causes.html

http://www.tillysnest.com/2013/01/frostbite-and-backyard-chickens-html/

 

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It won't let me load my pics but it isn't frost bite his toes arnt being use like he has a pirates stump leg
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Is there any thin string wrapped around his toes or anything, cutting off circulation? I can't think of what else it could be at the moment.

 

Also, are his toes curled or just hanging limp?

 

Wish I could be more of help.

17+ pigeons, about 20 coturnix quail, 10 chickens and 2 angora rabbits
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17+ pigeons, about 20 coturnix quail, 10 chickens and 2 angora rabbits
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Nope nothing around its leg but when I push on its toes it pushed back almost like it has some kind of mental illness but it was fine up until a couple of days ago!
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Do his feet or one foot seem paralyzed? There are some diseases that can cause paralysis, such as Mareks disease.
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Nope
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