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Dead foot?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by duckydoer, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. duckydoer

    duckydoer Hatching

    Mar 9, 2016
    So we found one of our young chicks caught in a piece of shade cloth that had fallen after some big winds. Her foot was caught and I am not sure how long she was there. Needless to say, he foot is black and cold. We tried very gentle massage and kept her in the house. It has been 3 days and even though she uses it for support , she doesn't seem to have any movement in it.[​IMG]

    If her foot is dead. How would we know, what should we do. AND what can we expect?

  2. the way you can tell if it's dead it: smell, no movement, it will fall off. i'd take her to a vet.
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    X 2. That foot is dead, I am sure. Many chickens suffer frostbite in frigid weather, and those feet will drop off within a month or so. A vet could take it off if one is available. Most chickens can survive with one good leg and foot. If you do some searching at the top of this page for frostbitten feet, you can read some stories about how others dealt with it. Sorry about your chicken, and hopefully she will get better.

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