Broken toe

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by believer01, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. believer01

    believer01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Noticed Scarlett (2 yr old sweet hen) has been walking slowly for the past couple weeks. Been tied up with a death in the family and just got time to pick her up last night for a once over. Back toe on her left foot seems to be broken - it points up, is stiff, partially black (legs/feet tan) and looks pinched where it joins the foot. She is eating/drinking/laying with no problems, getting all over the yard ok; no other signs of illness or distress.

    Do I try to have the toe removed or leave things as they are?

    Thanks so much everyone!
    Believer
     
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Well, if it's blackish, I'm betting it will fall off in time. I'm not farmerish enough to try to take it off myself, but I'm sure some would do it with no problem...I'd be too squeamish in worrying I'd do something wrong. If money is not a BIG issue, and she's pet status, I'd probably run her to the vet to have it amputated. Sorry, I wasn't much help...lol. Poor girl...glad it doesn't seem to be bothering her...
     
  3. believer01

    believer01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info Teach. Appreciate your time!
     

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