Sick Hen With Broken Toe

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Yep, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. Yep

    Yep New Egg

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    My hen is a white leghorn who's close to a year old. We found her in the coop limping around, and when we picked her up, we saw that her right toe was huge and swollen as was a bit of her foot. Immediatly we took her in and tried to treat her toe. We picked at it a bit. Cleaned it and wrapped it. That's been almost five days ago, and she's not looking better, infact she's looking worse. She eats and drinks a bit if I put it in front of her. If I try to get her to walk a little, she'll just lay down. Her comb is turning blueish, and her skin looks pale. She sounds wheezy. Her toe and foot are the same. And feels hot to the touch. Which I know means it's infected [​IMG]. It also came across my mind if this could be bumble foot and not a broken toe at all. I'm truely very worried. I feel like she's on the verge of death. Please, please help. Thank you for your time.


    And also, I'm worried one of my other hens might have gape worm, do you think this could be plaguing my sick hen too?
     
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2008
  2. ddeans

    ddeans Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Yep

    Yep New Egg

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    I hope you all don't mind if I bump. - Just an update, she's acting the same. Toe still hasn't gone down. Her comb bothers me very much. It's dark and blueish. Only near the base of it, is it red. Please any advice would be very helpful. I'm gonna try to get her into a vet. If anybody knows any in the Ohio area that treats chickens, specifically near Cincinnati or Dayton, please let me know. Thank you.
     
  4. hawtchick

    hawtchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just a bump to the top for you.
     

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