I have a hen with a broken toe--the outside toe on her right foot. I have no idea how it happened. I've searched for prior posts both here and on the internet in general and there seem to be two schools of thought: 1) tape it up, and 2) leave it alone, because taping it will encourage pecking and then you'll have real trouble. Does anyone have any further advice? Oddly, she has decided that perching on top of the metal feeder is the way to cope. She sits there day and night. I don't understand how it's not killing her foot, but I suppose if she stays in the same position for most of the day, any position, then that has to be good for her healing. The bone has not broken through the skin, and there's no swelling or discoloration, but it's definitely and obviously broken.