Is something wrong with this roosters feet?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Hheysunshine, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. Hheysunshine

    Hheysunshine In the Brooder

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    so recently I decided to try adding a rooster to my flock. I wanted an adult due to my hens being 2 years old and some younger 8 month old girls. I found someone rehoming a buff Brahma,which I read up on having a calm personality. I have pets and children, I did not want an extremely bad experience. But anyway that being said. Is there something seriously wrong with this roosters feet??? Is it mites, fungus? Or he maybe had frost bite. The individual didn’t mention anything when I commented on his big feet. I do have the rooster in a coop across the yard from my big setup with my hens. But I do free range when it’s nice.
     

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Waiting on a Fresh Garden Salad

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    He's missing a lot of toes to frostbite. He will be fine after they heal up.
     
  3. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    Looks like he's lost the tips of his toes to frostbite. I don't think there's a fungus that targets toe tips, though I could certainly be wrong.
     
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  4. Hheysunshine

    Hheysunshine In the Brooder

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    Thank you I really appreciate the feedback! I was worried it was mites after some google searching. Frost bite makes sense with the one toe looking blackish and dead at the tip.
     
  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Waiting on a Fresh Garden Salad

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    That toe will eventually fall off. He may have troubles roosting and he may not, same with breeding. A few of my birds are missing toes, it happens.
     
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  6. Hheysunshine

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    Oh wow, I only thought they got frost bite on there combs. I am a first time chicken owner so I’m learning a lot. I really appreciate the feedback. I really enjoyed watching him forage around my yard today. I’m very excited to see how he fits in.
     
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  7. Eggcessive

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    Frostbite on toe tips will result in the tips and toenails falling off eventually. I like to use 2-4 inch roosts with the wide side up, so that they can sit on their feet when roosting in cold weather. It helps also to prevent wet spots during freezing weather. Even at that, I have seen a few toe tips missing after a hard winter.
     
  8. micstrachan

    micstrachan Free Ranging

    Can you get a clear, close up of his feet? Do they look a little swollen to anyone else? Just want to make sure he doesn’t have fluid build up in his feet. Can we get a full shot of him, too? Looks like he might be a beautiful boy!
     
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  9. Hheysunshine

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  10. Hheysunshine

    Hheysunshine In the Brooder

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    I am unable to get close enough to him for a better photopnce he is out. I will try tomorrow, but I will post on an edited zoomed in photo. A2D9F210-3599-4605-9F6C-7B89B8C78236.jpeg
     

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