Hen with swollen toe/foot

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Roosty boy 17, May 7, 2017.

  1. Roosty boy 17

    Roosty boy 17 New Egg

    May 7, 2017
    Hi, a few months back my hen flew and hit her foot on a wooden doorstop and starting limping immediately. I have tried keeping in a kennel all day so she didnt have to walk on it too much, but it was never enough for her to heal. Now she seems to be able to walk reasonably normally, but whenever she "runs" she hops or skips because of the sore foot while flapping her wings furiously, obviously to help sped her along or for balancing I guess. She also seems to sit down a lot, especially more than the other hens in the flock. Her foot seems to be swollen, particularly her inside toe.[​IMG]
    Her left foot is the one that is swollen and the toe pointing downwards.
    Can anyone please help, I want her to get better. thanks
  2. weirdturkeyfreak

    weirdturkeyfreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 28, 2010
    You could try putting ice on it or splinting it.

    Hopefully someone else has a better idea...
  3. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Flock Master

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    Hi [​IMG]Welcome To BYC

    What does the bottom of the foot look like?

    To help reduce swelling you can try soaking her feet in a warm epsom salts bath. To me both feet look a bit swollen.
    Provide her with some poultry vitamins that contain B2 (Riboflavin), offer a little extra protein like egg or tuna and keep treats limited to no more than 5-10% of daily intake.
  4. Roosty boy 17

    Roosty boy 17 New Egg

    May 7, 2017
    thanks guys, i will try your advice. appreciated.

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