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RIR has a green toe

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by GaDawg, May 17, 2008.

  1. GaDawg

    GaDawg Songster

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    I just noticed that one of my RIR has a green toe. [​IMG] It's just 5 wks old. Has anyone else had this with their chicks?


    I will try to get a pic of it today and post it.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. bluie

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    When my son was 8 or 9, he hurt his toe riding his scooter and the toenail turned bright green before it eventually fell off. We kept it in a zip lock bag for a long time.
     
  3. Portia

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    Bluie, I hope you're talking about the toe nail! [​IMG]

    I've lost several toe nails over the years due to carelessness while working outside in sandals or barefoot; and yes, they do generally turn a bruised color first. Haven't kept any of them for memories sake, though; that seems a little [​IMG]
    I suppose that could happen to a chicken too, but I'd watch it closely. A toe nail falls off, a toe damaged to that extent could lead to infection...if that's the problem
     
  4. bluie

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  5. bluie

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    But we do crazy things like keeping a green toe nail as a trophy. In fact, I think it was on the fridge with a magnet the rest of that summer!
     

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