Broken Toes?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by beatriceanrufus, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. beatriceanrufus

    beatriceanrufus Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a barred rock, not sure male or female,named Rufus, who is 14- 15 weeks old. who a few weeks ago i realized that one of the small toes, was crooked and bent and looked broken, and then maybe 1 or 2 weeks ago i realized the big toe, on the same foot, is the same. Did Rufus break his toes? It does not seem to bother her/him, he/she walks just like her sister/brother, who is an easter egger. I can post pictures later if you think that would help, but i can not get pictures now it is raining and cannot get the camera wet... please help, i hope my baby is okay, this is my first batch of chickens ever, and i love them so much.
     
  2. Chicks and Hens

    Chicks and Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it still raining pictures would help alot it could be a genetic problem
     
  3. beatriceanrufus

    beatriceanrufus Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] is there anything i can do to help her/ him you think?

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  4. Chicks and Hens

    Chicks and Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you can give him/her a splint search bent toes and it will come up with solutions for making and appliing a splint
     
  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Crooked toes are usually genetic or a result of riboflavin (Vitamin B2) deficiency. Rufus may be too old to help since toes can be taped and splinted when they are a few days old. However, I would try vitamins--available in feedstores for the water, or PolyVisol baby vitamins 2-3 drops daily by mouth--to see if it makes a difference. Those toes do look more broken than curled, but who knows. Here is a foot and leg link that has a lot of treatments for splinting toes: https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-podiatry
     

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