Limping hen - her middle toe is limp

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  1. Sire12

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    I just noticed this an hour ago she was ok yesterday, I've had to treat bumblefoot so I know it could be that but her middle toe is limp and she wasn't able to grab onto my finger with it could this mean its broken? They don't have anywhere that is high anymore where she could have feel from so I'm not sure what could have broken it, is it possible that it could be sprained?
     
  2. Eggcessive

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    I would perhaps leave it alone unless she is in a lot of pain. You could try taping the toes with duct tape or making a chicken shoe with foam padding and tape: upload_2019-3-8_14-1-57.jpeg
     

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    Ok I'll see what she's like in the morning
     
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    This morning she is the same she's trying not to move much and is lying down when she can, she had diarrhoea too are those the symptoms of anything, it still appears that her middle toe is limp her other toes seem to be ok
     
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    If you think that she is getting sick or showing symptoms of something, you can always separate her in a dog crate with food and water. That way she can rest her foot, and you can see her droppings, as well as how much she is drinking and eating.
     
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    Ok I'll do that, I'm trying to find something in my house to make a chicken shoe for her to splint her toe not sure how to tape it
     
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    I made her a shoe from styrofoam but she still won't put any weight on it, it looks like it might be her middle toe it looks odd as if it's dislocated or broken, I'll take a more detailed pic tomorrow in daylight, she and a few other hens have had bumblefoot before but they've always been able to put weight on their feet
     

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