Limping chicken with broken toe?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Beeblossom, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. Beeblossom

    Beeblossom New Egg

    8
    0
    7
    Jan 9, 2010
    One of my favorelles started limping a few weeks ago. I made sure it was her nails/claws that weren't hooked together--they weren't (this has happened) and then she started just hopping. She now seems to have more difficulty moving around. I did notice that one of her toes folds back on itself when she trys to walk. I've been rubbing it with comfrey (and other herbs) oil for a treatment but just started a few days ago. Anyone have any ideas about what could be going on? There is no abrasions or cuts on the toe. I've also moved her in a cage where she can get to food and water without having to hobble around so much.
     
  2. lynn.hobby

    lynn.hobby Out Of The Brooder

    I've posted a similiar issue but it's all three toes being folded back when walking. I made a cardboard piece to fit her foot, spread her toes out and taped her foot there. She's eating/drinking fine and is resting. I'm hoping she heals. Let me know if you find anything out.
     
  3. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

    4,445
    13
    213
    Jan 8, 2011
    Tampa Area, Florida
    The link in my signature should provide you with some helpful info. [​IMG] I hope your bird recovers soon. [​IMG]
     
  4. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
    West TN
    Do you have any large farm animals? I have one rooster that had his toe broken when a goat stepped on his foot. He was rooting around under the feeder at feeding time, not a good idea. It was clearly broken, but he insisted on walking anyway. So I caught him, took a twig I peeled and smoothed before hand, wrapped his leg in padding and then strapped the twig to his leg, so that it takes the weight of his body. The foot did get infected, so I had to cut it open, flush it out , disinfect and rewrap. I could not believe how patient he was, never yelled or even tried to peck me. It is healing well, and I am thinking I might take it off soon.
    Or maybe she has other foot issues like bumblefoot? Any way, good luck , hope she gets better.
     
  5. lynn.hobby

    lynn.hobby Out Of The Brooder

    These two previous posts help me with my issue. I think I'm on the right track with treatment. Thanks.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by