Black-ish feet and can't move them. [picture included]

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LittleChickenLady, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. LittleChickenLady

    LittleChickenLady Songster

    Mar 4, 2011
    Clanton, Alabama
    So I went to my 4H meeting today and a little girl brought her rooster for me to look at. Apparently for the last couple days he's been hobbling around and can't seem to move his toes. They're a black-ish color and hard to the touch. Since I haven't ever seen this before I told her I'd look into it and let her know. Anyone know what could be wrong?

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  2. BWchicken

    BWchicken Songster

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    Maybe frostbite?
     
  3. LittleChickenLady

    LittleChickenLady Songster

    Mar 4, 2011
    Clanton, Alabama
    That's what I had thought, but apparently he hasn't been out in the cold. Hmm.
     
  4. LittleChickenLady

    LittleChickenLady Songster

    Mar 4, 2011
    Clanton, Alabama
    I forgot to add that most of the time he just sits there. Literally. He can get around though if he wants, but not easily.
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    he doesn't have to be out in the cold to get frost bite. moisture inside the coop will cause frost bite more often, if they are blk then it's at the end of it and soon they will probably fall off. depending on how many of his toes are affected will determine if he'll be able to walk and get around.
     

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