Frostbitten toes: what can I do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickengirl8, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. chickengirl8

    chickengirl8 Out Of The Brooder

    May 6, 2008
    I have a red star who had been missing some feathers from being so cooped up this winter. A few weeks ago I moved her into the garage. I was pretty certain that it was warm enough for her in there and I had lots of straw on the ground in the puppy play pen I set up for her.

    Today, I was out checking on her and her feathers look really good but I noticed her toes. They are all blackish/blueish and shrunken up. Last winter I lost my favorite chicken to frost bit on it's feet and I'm pretty sure that's what this is. It's only on the tips of her toes and I think it's dead tissue.

    I was wondering if there is any suggestions to what I might possibly be able to do for her. Besides the awful looking toes, she seems healthy and getting around okay. Is there anything I can even do for her?

    Last edited: Apr 3, 2009
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    Oh, poor girl! [​IMG]

    There were tons & tons of frostbite threads over the winter months. Use the search feature to see what those folks did to help their chickens. It doesn't have to be fatal. It gets fatal when the tissue gets necrotic (dead) and septic (gangrene/poisonous).

    Keep us posted!
  3. Littlecimarron18

    Littlecimarron18 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 3, 2008
    one of my girls got that and her toes fell off. but nows shes just missing a little bit of them and they are all healed.

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