My new hen has no toes!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LucyBird, Dec 2, 2015.

  1. LucyBird

    LucyBird New Egg

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    Just adopted a Buff Orpington hen (don't know how old she is, but I would guess around 3+ yrs.). Couldn't believe my eyes when I first saw that she was "toe-less." My plan is to keep her in the house for another 3 weeks or so and then gradually introduce her to my flock (12) of mixed-breed hens (+1 extremely kind Chochin Bantam rooster). Can't seem to find much information about toe-less hens, other than it is a common practice of commercial growers. She seems to get around well enough, but I am concerned about her well-being with the older flock -- any advice?

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    She may very well have frozen her toes during some winter of her life. If she is able to get around, she should do fine in your flock.
     
  3. LucyBird

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    Hmmm....never thought about that, but considering last winter's weather, it could very well be the case. Thanks.

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