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Now what....can this be fixed?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by scrapmom5, May 7, 2008.

  1. scrapmom5

    scrapmom5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was checking in on my 7 week old hens and noticed one that had a broken toe. Tiki does not seem to be bothered by it. She eats, drinks and jumps around just like her sibs. I did notice her sitting a bit more than the others. She does not react at all when I touch her toe or when she jumps and lands on her feet. Is this something I should worry about? I believe my 5 year old stepped on her about a week ago. What do you all think???????

    Tiki standing on the foot

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    Pic of broken toe

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  2. peruvian_princess

    peruvian_princess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ewww that looks like it hurts!
     
  3. jeaucamom

    jeaucamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2007
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    Are you sure this just happened? She could have had a curled toe from birth that just didn't straighten out. We had a Welsummer that had the same thing and she walked around on it like nothing was wrong. If you are sure it is new, maybe try gently manipulating it and see if it will straighten, like a dislocation. And then possibly splint it. Good luck and keep us posted.
     
  4. scrapmom5

    scrapmom5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She doesn't seem bothered by it at all. Should I bother the toe if it doesn't seem to bother Tiki? She still runs and jumps and flies. Oh, I am so worried about her.
     
  5. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    As long as she's getting around, I wouldn't mess with it...My Light Brahma hen had only 1 straight toe between both of her feet and she got around okay.
    It's probably a hatching defect or something genetic.
     
  6. FrontPorchIndiana

    FrontPorchIndiana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2008
    Indiana
    I have the same thing with one of my 7 week old roos. I never noticed him having a crooked tow until about a week ago. He walks around on it just fine though. How is yours doing?
     
  7. scrapmom5

    scrapmom5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hen is doing just fine. She doesn't even notices she has a problem. In fact she runs faster than some of the other hens. LOL
     

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