First time chicken mama!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by blondi7199, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. blondi7199

    blondi7199 New Egg

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    Hi, my husband and I own a farm, we get broiler chickens every year. This year I decided to get pullets for laying eggs. I started with 15 Barred Rock, the beginning of April. I've been doing a lot of research since my husband took care of the broilers. One pullet is having some issues with her toes.
     
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  2. Abriana

    Abriana Overrun With Chickens

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    What do you mean by "issues"? They could be broken, I have a hen with almost all but one or two toes broken and she kind of waddles a bit but is just as fast as the others. If they are curling under, you can gently wrap her toes in tape so that they look normal and keep the tape on for a few days.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Could you please post a photo so we can see what is going on with her feet?
     
  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under blondi7199 [​IMG] Welcome!

    Besides posting a picture here, you might want to post one on the Emergencies & Diseases Forum where it will probably be seen by more people: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    Best wishes!
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. The link given by Teila is the best place to post any pics that you may have.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
  6. blondi7199

    blondi7199 New Egg

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    Thank you, I will take a photo tomorrow and post it.

    I tried to bandage her feet for a few days, as I thought maybe she has crooked toes, it did not seem to help.
     
  7. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - so glad you've joined us.
     
  8. blondi7199

    blondi7199 New Egg

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