A black nail

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Beechwood, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. Beechwood

    Beechwood New Egg

    Oct 1, 2012
    One of our hens is limping and we noticed one of her nails is black. Could that be an injury or a fungus of some kind? Thank you.
    Also, Is this the time of year when laying either stops or slows down? Do we need to put a light in the coop or should we just let them be for the winter months. Our hens are 7 months old, this is their first laying season. And one more, I know the water needs a heater to keep from freezing, but does the coop need heat at all?

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