Chicken with missing toes.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jacca5, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. jacca5

    jacca5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone ever had a chicken that lost all their toes?
     
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  2. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why did it lose all it's toes?
     
  3. jacca5

    jacca5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no idea I wanted to see if it had ever happened to anyone else. The rooster has NO toes what so ever.
     
  4. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does it look like an injury? Frost bite? Rotting? There is a disease called footrot that affects poultry.
    Also, what type of flooring are they on? Can a predator get to their feet?
     
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  5. jacca5

    jacca5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well my first thought was frostbite however I am telling you there is no way the could have gotten frostbit. They just slowly fell off one by one over a period of about 2 weeks. They didn't look to be injured, now of course sometimes they bleed where they fell off. What is foot rot like?


    No a predator can not get to them the are on vinyl flooring cover with pine shavings.
     
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  6. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are on vinyl flooring and shaving, foot rot could not be the culprit either. How odd. I have never heard of such a thing. Perhaps there is some sort of bacteria causing it. Could you put them on antibiotics (terramycin)? I would try that. It would at least stop any secondary infection and possibly stop any more toe loss.

    Another thought: mice or rats?
     
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  7. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Hmmmm. Had a friend that had his chicks on wire. Rats ate the toes off most of them before he noticed. Any rats in your yard?........Pop
     
  8. jacca5

    jacca5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I did separate him from all other just to be sure it didn't happen to anyone else. As far as rats I don't think so I have never seen any but who knows.
     

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