My chicken's foot is curled up and she is walking on the top

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  1. Jwiley1

    Jwiley1 New Egg

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    I am new to back yard chickens, we have 3 hens and 3 young birds about 3 months old. Today we discovered that one of the young hens has a issue with her foot. Just one of the feet is curled up, in a tight ball, and she is walking on the top of the foot. Upon further investigation, she is missing part of a toe. It is very cold here at night, so at first I thought some sort of frost bite, but I'm not convinced. I looked up Merck's and I don't think that is it. She is walking around fine and eating, she is just walking on the top of that balled up foot. Does anyone know what this could be?
     
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  3. Jwiley1

    Jwiley1 New Egg

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    Thank you
     
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    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X2 what TwoCrows said, good luck with your hen.
     
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    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - good luck with your hen.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Rats are known to chew the toes off of chickens, especially if they are on wire flooring. They just bite off whatever slips thru the wire. Does her foot look infected at all - you know swollen, hot to the touch, etc?
     

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