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Do I splint it?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenpoop77, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. chickenpoop77

    chickenpoop77 Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicken is limping on one foot. She will put weight on the bad one but i can't see anything wrong with it other than the middle toe? Claw? What do you call it? The middle toe on her foot looks a bit limp almost like it's broken. She will still walk on it although gingerly. Should i splint that toe with a popsicle stick or something? I know those toes are supposed to bend so i'm not sure what the right answer is. TIA!
     
  2. CleoneCluck

    CleoneCluck Out Of The Brooder

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    since i'm not seeing any replies so far, may I?

    my story about limp toes:
    my wyandotte hen and her hybrid rooster offspring have or had big old limp middle digits; the roosters (being a bit heavier) developed sores on the underside which infected and became bumble-toe; she's still going strong, the roosters are gone;
     
  3. Dianacatz

    Dianacatz Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would splint it just to be sure because you don't know if it is broken or not.

    Wishes,
    Diana
     
  4. chickenpoop77

    chickenpoop77 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my Easter egger and she's already the bottom of the pecking order. I just don't want them picking on her as a Result. :(
     

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