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Swollen Toes?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by rustychick2000, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. rustychick2000

    rustychick2000 Out Of The Brooder

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    My guineas are all a year old. Today I noticed one of the girls' middle toes are swollen. Idk what to do. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Any possibility that she might have gotten them frozen or that their might be a string wrapped around them cutting off circulation?
     
  3. rustychick2000

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    I wish I could post a picture but my phone will not let me.they are huge and I think the frozen is probable. I would have seen the string. Any ideas on how to treat or what to do?
     
  4. rustychick2000

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    [​IMG] okay I got it to work
     
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  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    If they were frozen, they will dry up (they are in effect dead) and fall off. If only a couple of toes are affected, a bird can still have quality of life.
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    It does look as if the tips were frozen and have since fallen off.
     
  7. rustychick2000

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    I agree. Any idea how to help her?
     
  8. sourland

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    There doesn't appear to be any inflammation and I would guess that she is getting around OK. Such birds frequently walk with an exaggerated gait after this has happened, but they do fine.
     
  9. rustychick2000

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    Yes she walks and acts normal.
     

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