campiens toes

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

  1. Jack142

    Jack142 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 3, 2010
    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

    Dec 18, 2010
    western NY
    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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