hen with broken toe?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JHillgrove, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. JHillgrove

    JHillgrove Out Of The Brooder

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    My hen has what seems to be a broken toe. She holds it up under her most of the time and I can see that the large toe is blue. When she has to walk, she holds the foot out, far in front of her like she cant see it, then takes a quick step. I tried to catch her but she was still pretty quick and I hated to have her walk on it, trying to get away. I will catch her tonight when she goes to bed. What can I do for her, if anything? Her toe doesnt look bent, but slightly swollen and blue.
    Besides from the broken toe she has some funny patches, like she might be bald is places, but the feathers cover it up.
    Dont know what happened to her.
     
  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    My hen broke her toe too and it curled upward. Besides a regular trimming now and then, she is fine if you let her be. She will be sore about a few days to a week.

    If it is clearly broken, a popiscle stick and VEtrap will work!
     
  3. JHillgrove

    JHillgrove Out Of The Brooder

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    good, I was kind of hoping I could just leave her alone and it would heal. What kind of trimming are you talking about?
     
  4. Rocky Top Chick

    Rocky Top Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a hen with a broken toe this summer. I taped it up and it eventually became hard, and I just pulled it off after it died. she has a toe missing now, but it does not matter to her.
     
  5. JHillgrove

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    yuck.
     

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