1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Bad Foot

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bdog, May 24, 2011.

  1. bdog

    bdog Out Of The Brooder

    33
    0
    32
    Jul 25, 2010
    Natchez, Ms. 39120
    I have a RIR hen (6 mos. old)with a sore foot!

    The back toe looks like it might be broken.

    i haven't caught her yet as she is still eatting, drinking and putting a little wieght on the foot!

    I don't know what to do!

    Should I catch her and put some kind of medicine on it or give her some kind of medicine.

    Thanks for any advice!

    Jimmy
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Is the toe at a funny angle?

    Check the underside of her foot for bumblefoot. Look for a dark mark on the underside of her foot, with swelling.

    How high are your roosts?
     
    Last edited: May 25, 2011
  3. bdog

    bdog Out Of The Brooder

    33
    0
    32
    Jul 25, 2010
    Natchez, Ms. 39120
    Hi CAS,

    My Roost are to the cieling , so the highest is about 7'. The cross bars are about 6' feet wide, 1-1/2 round dia.

    There are four cross bars goin up at about 2' steps. They roost on all of them. They actually hop up them instead of flying up to the top one and do the same coming off the roost.

    The hen is doing a lot better putting wieght on it and walking today.

    Thanks for the reply!

    My Best,

    Jimmy
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2011

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by