Baby chick with black foot

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by psychosidney87, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. psychosidney87

    psychosidney87 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 21, 2016
    I bought chicks from Tractor Supply on April 8th. They are kept inside in a box. My child realized a few days after that one had a large bump on her foot and her foot was all black. I asked my dad, who has chickens and had them as a kid, why it would have a bump and black foot but he didnt have a clue. Today i took the chicks outside to be in their outdoor pen for a couple hours. As i watched, i noticed that this chick hobbled around more than before. I looked closer and realized her foot had fallen off leaving only a toe and a stub that was still bleeding. Will she be okay? I noticed this at 330pm and at 5pm she still had a smallish spot on her stub that was slightly bleeding. She is the sweetest chick of the bunch (i have two that want to peck my fingers off and were pecking at each other in pen). She literally cuddle up in my hand when I was holding her and closed her eyes not even making a peep. She seems to get around okay and is certainly not the smallest of the 12 chicks.
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    [​IMG] It is very likely that she will be able to have a good quality life. I have had birds that have lost a foot or toes due to freezing, and they made out okay.
  3. psychosidney87

    psychosidney87 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 21, 2016
    That's good to hear. I am worried still about what caused this black foot and if its a hint of something wrong with her. It seems as though we bought her with this foot like this. She seems as active as the others though, she's a sweetheart and barely tries to get away from me when i go to move her from box to outside cage. Its almost like she doesnt mind me holding her like the others.
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I hope the others won't notice or they may start pecking her. Poor baby. Think she'd make a good house chicken. Just in case check out thread "people with house chickens."
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  6. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

    Aug 14, 2010
    Hardy Township, OH
  7. psychosidney87

    psychosidney87 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 21, 2016
    As of yet all i have watched them to is look for her and then stratch the ground only to walk away and then she'll go to that spot. My mean chicks i worry about with her because yesterday to were going after each other and one knocked her down when it was going after the other one.
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2016

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