- Jun 13, 2017
My family has a black hen (no idea what breed she is) that has her toes all messed up on one foot. They curl under her foot and are permanently stuck there. When she was a chick no one noticed anything but as she grew older her toes curled under on one foot. She is an adult now and quite a good egg layer, which is why she's not butchered. She hobbles very painstakingly and is very handicapped on how fast/where she can get to. If her toes are moved from under her foot it is very painful for her and their pretty much stuck in that position.She is separated from the rest of the flock because they beat up on her but she is very lonely and has to live with the free roaming barn cats which I think is very dangerous for her. I want to bring her to my coop and keep her with my bantam chicks, but she also is known to beat up on chicks. I just feel bad that she has to live in that state and want to help her as much as possible. I do know that it is too late to fix her toes, I just want to make her life a little easier for her in any way I can.