spamanon

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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.
 

spamanon

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O.k.

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

Thanks.

 

Rocky Top Chick

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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.
 

silkiechicken

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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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