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Rhode Island Red Foot Concern

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by roro, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. roro

    roro New Egg

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    Has anybody seen this before. Her toe curls under. Just the one. At times is lays flat but a majority of the time it does this. She doesn't appear to have a problem roosting. She can curl it over my finger too. Would toe taping help? Not sure what to do. Any advice will help. Thanks a ton!

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  2. Kernel Cluck

    Kernel Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Boy that is unusual. Is the leg lame? Does she limp? Does she appear to be in any distress? How long has this been going on?
     
  3. roro

    roro New Egg

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    She can hold her weight up on it just fine. She doesn't appear to be in distress from it. I don't really know what a hen in pain looks like though. I just noticed it today. We are out and about with them every morning and night in the backyard I didn't notice it yesterday.
     
  4. Sandstorm495

    Sandstorm495 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could try toe taping it but if she is not in any obvious pain or distress then maybe it would be best to leave her currently, but keep an eye on her. I would advise checking under her foot and toes to see if anything is there that could be causing her to curl her toe in.
     
  5. Kernel Cluck

    Kernel Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

    I t almost appears as if the toe was broken and healed that way. I would do what Sandstorm495 suggested. Keep and eye on it. I would be most concern about skin breakdown if the is walking on it. Good luck to you and don't be put off by the few responses. I think the toe is so unusual that most people are unsure what to offer as advice.
     

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