3yr old hen just noticed her toe is bent

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sasc, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. sasc

    sasc Chirping

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    Evening I was wanting to know if this is normal? Ive never seen her limping. No injuries that I know of. Went to clip wings today and there it was. Any ideas what could have happened or how to fix it, if anything? Thanks
     

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  2. Wyorp Rock

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    If it's not bothering her, then I would leave it alone.
    Since none of the others are crooked, she probably broke it at some point. Chickens are very good at hiding things.
    I had one break/dislocate a toe right in front of me, saw it happen. She paused, you could tell it hurt, but she was head hen, she sucked it up and kept on going. Since it was just done, I did tape it and try to fix it, but she always had a crooked toe - never slowed her down.
     
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  3. sasc

    sasc Chirping

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    Thank you for your response. Chickens can be sneaky cheated for sure and hide it.i had no idea. Thanks so much!
     
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  4. yickenscarf23

    yickenscarf23 Chirping

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    So odd. A few of mine have missing toenails. I guess if she isn't in pain id just leave it alone
     

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