I need help with a broken swollen toe

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kassiroll, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. kassiroll

    kassiroll New Egg

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    I'm new to backyard chickens, but need some help. I have a chicken that is about 2.5 years old and was attacked by a fox (I think) a couple months ago. It had a broken toe (bent backwards), but after a week was keeping up with the rest of the chickens and running around like normal only with a bent toe. After months of her being okay, I noticed her limping today. I looked at her broken toe and it is swollen. I can't find anything online to tell me what is wrong, and I'm worried she is in pain. It is slightly pinkish/purplish and only swollen at the joint where it is bent. Any ideas or suggestions? I really appreciate it!
     
  2. jocuzz

    jocuzz New Egg

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    I'm sorry our chicken is hurt! But you are amazing and beautiful and I love you so much! I can't wait to be home for the weekend in 2 hours!

    Can anybody help us out with this?

    -Her husband, the luckiest guy ever.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Try posting in the "Raising backyard chickens" forum - emergencies/diseases/ injuries section. I welcome the two of you to BYC.
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, kassiroll (and jocuzz as well), and [​IMG]! Great to have you with us! I think this is my first husband and wife joint greeting! I X2 the advice of sourland! Hope she's back in the swing of things in no time! Best wishes!
     
  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG]glad to have you join us. Is there a vet you could call for advice? The fact of it being swollen and color changing, maybe she needs antibiotics asap!
     
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  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    I would guess that she caught it on something and reinjured it. Given time is may heal again.
     

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