Need Some Assistance

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JOuellette, Apr 18, 2018.

  1. JOuellette

    JOuellette In the Brooder

    Jul 25, 2016
    I have a lavender buff orpington/golden laced Wyandotte. Not exactly sure of the age but he is less than a year old. I noticed that the center toes on both feet are very swollen. The are swollen to the extent that you can barely see the toenail. I have touched it and it doesn't appear to be causing any pain. Hoping that someone can please help me with this. 20180418_075411.jpg
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Crossing the Road

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    Hi @JOuellette :frow Welcome To BYC

    Where are you located?
    At some point did he suffer from frostbite? It's hard to tell, but are his toenails gone on both feet?
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  3. JOuellette

    JOuellette In the Brooder

    Jul 25, 2016
    I live in Missouri. The winters are a bit chilly but he is the only one of my flock with this issue. And yes the toenails on the swollen toes are gone. I thought it might have been bumblefoot but he has no sores or scabs on his feet. I am able touch and move the toes without it causing him pain. There is no limping or lameness. Very perplexed.
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Crossing the Road

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Wyorp Rock has been good to suggest frostbite as a possibility. This is a chicken who has lost some toe tips from frostbite. I prefer roosts that are 2x4 boards with the wide side up, so that my chickens can sit on their feet during cold weather. Some still may get it especially if they get feet wet during freezing temps.
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