campiens toes

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jack142, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. Jack142

    Jack142 Out Of The Brooder

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    We have had two campiens that have the same injury. one was about a month ago and the other we discovered yesterday. They lost their toenail. The bleed a bit and the nail is gone. I been real carefull when I built the coop not to have anyplace that could injure a bird, but who knows ? I have one thought that they caught their toe between the roost and the hanger supporting the roost.
    Or, most of the blood is in the nest box I built, but there is no place for a toe to be caught there. Maybe they scratch the toe off or down ? I really do not know I just guessing
    Still something is causing their toenail to be "torn out"
    Has anybody ever heard of birds loosing toenails ? and any reasons why ?
     
  2. goose377

    goose377 Out Of The Brooder

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    i have a Brahma bantam that i bought this summer and noticed one of her toenails is missing she seems to do perfectly fine without it. From what i have read they could have been scratching at something hard of caught in mesh wire fencing
     

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