Chickens toe

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ashtonrodrick, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. ashtonrodrick

    ashtonrodrick New Egg

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    I have been looking at this website for advice on my chicks lately. Before I got my 24 chicks, I only had a chicken and a duck. (One of the ducks passed away, so I got a chicken so it would survive winter with it) we borrow the chicken from a friend, and planned to give it back once winter was over, but the 2 are inseparable. Anyway, the chicken has something wrong with one of its toes. It's black, and all puffed up. I'm not really sure what's going on with it.
     
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  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Can you take her to a vet?

    What does the bottom of the foot look like - any scabs?

    It looks like the toe may have been frostbitten or possibly injured somehow. I see swelling of the foot as well. A toe that has turned black like that will usually fall off on it's own.

    For the swelling, you can soak the foot in a warm epsom salts bath to see if that helps reduce the swelling. If you see any scabs on the bottom of the foot she may have Bumblefoot as well.

    Here's some reading on frostbite and bumblefoot:
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2013/12/frostbit-in-backyard-chickens-causes.html
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2011/07/bumblefoot-causes-treatment-warning.html
     

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