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Bloody claw!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jamandack, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. Jamandack

    Jamandack In the Brooder

    May 20, 2012
    One of my chickens has a bloody toe/claw. We've been having some issues (see the thread about pecking order problems in the behavior section) with our buff orp picking on the recent additions to the flock (in Oct). It looks as though there's barely a claw there, it's quite short, although all her claws seem super short. If I didn't know better I'd say it looks more like a claw was stuck under the skin and had finally broken through...what should I do about it?? She's been roosting so her foot gets covered and the other hens can't see it when she is like that. Should I be concerned? She doesn't seem bothered by it. She was more bothered by me trying to get close enough to take a look (she's super skittish).

  2. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    If it looks to be healing well on its own, and the other chickens aren't picking at it...... Then leave it be.

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