Shrinking toes

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by spamanon, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. spamanon

    spamanon Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my chickens has a problem. The toes are receding, that is, they are getting shorter. One of the toenails has fallen off, and I fear that soon she will be walking around only pegs.

    Another person I know has two chickens with the same problem. What is going on? Not all the same breed.
     
  2. spamanon

    spamanon Out Of The Brooder

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    Bump.

    Anyone have even a guess?
     
  3. spamanon

    spamanon Out Of The Brooder

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    O.k.

    Here is a pic. Can someone point me in the right direction?

    Thanks.

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  4. myeverydaygraces

    myeverydaygraces New Egg

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    This little chicken needs some help:(

    Have you seen this before?
     
  5. spamanon

    spamanon Out Of The Brooder

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    bump...still looking for an answer.[​IMG]
     
  6. Chickengal505

    Chickengal505 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] BUMP
     
  7. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    Did you ever find out what was going on? i am wondering if it is a fungus??
     
  8. BirdNut

    BirdNut Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh my, that's awful! It sounds like something fungus-related. I hope someone can help you out!
     
  9. Rocky Top Chick

    Rocky Top Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I may be way off here, but I had an EE that broke her leg. Eventually her toenails fell off and her toes took on that stumpy look. They never fell off, but just atrophied a bit. Maybe you chicken had some type of injury and this is just the results.

    D.
     
  10. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Injury such as frost bite is most common for toes to "shrink and fall off". But for that to happen in summer unless the OP is in a cold area would point towards some other sort of injury.
     

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