My chickens' toes keep breaking

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by barbara j., Oct 19, 2009.

  1. barbara j.

    barbara j. New Egg

    Mar 2, 2009
    In the past few months, two of my chickens have suffered a broken toe. I wrapped Silvia, the Silky's, toe and it healed well. Now, my big rooster, Dick, had suffered a broken toe. I cleaned it up, put Neosporin on it and wrapped it in Vet wrap. Anyone else out there have toe problems? These two are rather elderly, but it has happened to a younger girl, too. I would welcome any suggestions on curing or avoiding this problem in the future.
  2. TexasVet

    TexasVet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 12, 2008
    Willis TX
    Someone gave me three white leghorn roosters, and all of them had that problem. I culled the first one for a broken leg. The second two I culled because nearly all their toes had broken and then fallen on. None of my other 100+ chickens has this problem, so I suspect it was a lack of proper feed when the roos were young.

    Sure hope it isn't genetic, because I had 4 hens go broody right after the leghorns arrived, and 90% of my hatch was solid white, even the bantams.

    Kathy, Bellville TX

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