Chicken with possible broken toe...what to do?

gilbertchix

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I think my 2 YO hen has a broken toe (photos below). I noticed a hawk had gotten into their run area the day of the injury and I wonder if it tried to grab her by the foot or she may have just landed on it wrong. Anyway, I checked for bumble foot and don’t see any signs of that. She keeps holding up her foot and limping on it. There was no sign of swelling yesterday, but this morning when I checked on her it was slightly swollen and a little purple. Should I try to splint it or just let her heal on her own? Our chickens haven’t been bothering her so I haven’t separated her from the rest of our chickens either. Please let me know if you have any advice!
 

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gilbertchix

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How to tell exactly what is wrong.

I would put food and water close to her so she doesn't have to move much

But it doesn't look like a wrap is needed.
Thank you for responding! Right, I have no idea what happened she’s just hobbling around. I moved her food and water by her and she seems okay, hopefully it just heals on it’s own in a couple of days.
 

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Thank you for responding! Right, I have no idea what happened she’s just hobbling around. I moved her food and water by her and she seems okay, hopefully it just heals on it’s own in a couple of days.
Since she can hobble about... and the swelling is not extreme, there is a good chance she will heal up just fine.
 

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