I've been watching over my neighbors hens from over the back fence for months. Much to neighbor's dismay! But the chickens are doing better now that they have a coop and real food. One morning A few months ago pre-coop I looked over the fence to see that one of the poor girls had ripped off a center toe. Likely from being kept in a little cage with 2 others at night before the coop was built. Of course I told them immediately because they had not noticed when they let them out of their little tiny cage. I assume they hadn't noticed anyway. So they wrapped it up. The stump has healed but now she sits a lot and is very unsteady when she walks. She doesn't seem to like to walk very much, naturally. I imagine a little prosthetic for her that can strap onto her leg. But I suppose nothing like this exists. And given how hard it was for me to encourage them to get them into a coop and feed them something other than wild bird feed, I imagine they wouldn't bother with her prosthetic anyways. Now they've dumped sharp crushed rock over their entire foraging area of the type you use to fill in landfills. They had been getting flooded so the rock is good for that and they cleaned up all the trash and crap that the chickens were packing around in, so that's good, but bad in another. Niw it's tough to walk on for even the chickens with all their toes and of course there's no foraging possible. Am I worrying for nothing about the missing toe and the inability to forage?