- Oct 1, 2015
Ok, I am almost embarrassed to post this. I want you all to know that I do take care of my girls! I recently purchased 10 more hens and a large coop that added onto my existing chicken yard. This girl is one who came with them. She is a Rhode Island Red, and about one year old. I noticed a couple of days ago that her toes were crooked. I did some research today and was stuck between Bumblefoot and gout. So I came home and got her out of the pen, and discovered this horror. Her middle toe on her right foot is only hanging on by a tendon. It looks like she’s already missing one toe on the left foot. I don’t see any sores, but a couple of the joints are red and inflamed. She is very thin and bony. I got her to drink some water and eat some wheat grass sprouts. So, what is going on?? I don’t see any bugs on her, she is just very thin and dehydrated. Is this contagious? What is going on??