Hello. My 22 week old Barred Plymouth Rock got into a scuffle with another chicken and managed to injure his back toe. X-ray from vet showed separation between 2 of his toe joints in this toe. Vet bandaged his foot and told us to change regularly but that it should heal in 4 to 6 weeks. During this time, the cockerel compensated by resting on his hock on that leg. Long story short, 5 weeks later the injury hasn't healed, he's developed a pressure sore on his hock and likely some tendonitis. He's had repeat scans at the vet which show some bony growths near the joints have also developed. The vet wants to now amputate his back toe as he said it's unlikely to heal. I'm so worried about the poor little chicken and feel sick at the thought of him potentially not being able to recover from this- amputation seems so extreme. I'm wondering if anyone has been in a similar situation, has any advice, or can shed any light on other potential treatments. Any help is very very appreciated!!!