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Adult Chicken missing a middle toe

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Marilynn, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. Marilynn

    Marilynn Just Hatched

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    My Adult Black Star is missing a middle toe. She came to me from my daughter like this. My Reds picked on her and I moved her till she was a little bigger and the sore healed. Well I noticed the other night she does not roost? Is this going to be a big problem? She shares a 10 X 10 pen with a high board under part of the roost with two other Young Adult Chickens. This board has a large egg box and she sleeps just outside the box. Will she ever roost?
    Marilynn
     
  2. Marilynn

    Marilynn Just Hatched

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    Opps. The sore is not her toe, that was healed when I got her. The Reds pecked a spot at the base of her tail. It is healed, but the new feathers have not come in yet.
    Sorry
    Marilynn
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    No problem. Glad she is recovering! [​IMG]
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Poor girl. I think she would get better & stay that way, if she was kept away from your Reds , I'm guessing RIR's. I've heard they can be aggressive. I don't think they will stop bothering her - it would be best if you could have her with some docile breed(s)
     
  5. Marilynn

    Marilynn Just Hatched

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    Will she ever roost. Right now she has a Red and a Bard Rock for friends. This is the pen I put my new birds and sick one.
    Marilynn
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    I don't think she would be able to roost. The middle toe provides a lot of support to the foot. It isn't bad that she can't roost, I have hens that are almost four years old and never roost.
     
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  7. Marilynn

    Marilynn Just Hatched

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    Where do they sleep at. I put a dog house in the pen and filled it full of pine shavings and they all go in there and play around, but never sleep there. I need to take my rabbit cage out of that pen and then that board will be gone.
    Marilynn
     
  8. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    Birds with toe issues such as missing or deformed toes may never roost. This doesn't hurt them, although they can end up pretty yucky if they sleep under the roosts!
     

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