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

17 pigeons, 15 coturnix quail, 2 roos, 6 hens. Also 5 drakes, a CCL roo that thinks he's a drake, a fat bearded dragon and 2 angora rabbits.

 

Current projects are Cinnamon Legbars (chocolate gold), chocolate/brown pigeons and silver/brown coturnix quail. My next project is a dark chocolate colored chicken with deep red/gold base that lays bright green eggs. Yes, I like the color brown.

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17 pigeons, 15 coturnix quail, 2 roos, 6 hens. Also 5 drakes, a CCL roo that thinks he's a drake, a fat bearded dragon and 2 angora rabbits.

 

Current projects are Cinnamon Legbars (chocolate gold), chocolate/brown pigeons and silver/brown coturnix quail. My next project is a dark chocolate colored chicken with deep red/gold base that lays bright green eggs. Yes, I like the color brown.

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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, 15 coturnix quail, 2 roos, 6 hens. Also 5 drakes, a CCL roo that thinks he's a drake, a fat bearded dragon and 2 angora rabbits.

 

Current projects are Cinnamon Legbars (chocolate gold), chocolate/brown pigeons and silver/brown coturnix quail. My next project is a dark chocolate colored chicken with deep red/gold base that lays bright green eggs. Yes, I like the color brown.

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17 pigeons, 15 coturnix quail, 2 roos, 6 hens. Also 5 drakes, a CCL roo that thinks he's a drake, a fat bearded dragon and 2 angora rabbits.

 

Current projects are Cinnamon Legbars (chocolate gold), chocolate/brown pigeons and silver/brown coturnix quail. My next project is a dark chocolate colored chicken with deep red/gold base that lays bright green eggs. Yes, I like the color brown.

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post #6 of 8
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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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Thread Starter 
Nope
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