Toe Tip blackening and falling off

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jabs18chickens, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. Jabs18chickens

    Jabs18chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    We have a hen - sweetest little thing ever - but she is having major foot problems and I don't know what is wrong and why it's happening! She is losing the tips of her toes - the nail and tip of the toes are turning black and falling off. It's just in her right foot. I'm not sure what to do to help her.

    I've read that it could be some type of mites under her scales, but I don't know. Can you see mites? She had lost her two small toe's nails (one on each foot) before she was our hen.

    Any ideas, suggestions are welcome! Thanks!
     
  2. sherylreno

    sherylreno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you take pictures of her feet so we can see them? You should see raised scales on her feet if she has mites there. I would put vaseline on her legs and all over her feet to kill the mites if they are there.
     
  3. Jabs18chickens

    Jabs18chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are a couple pictures of it:

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  4. Jabs18chickens

    Jabs18chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    The blue on her toes is from blu-kote I sprayed on her feet a few weeks ago.
     
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  5. sherylreno

    sherylreno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never seen anything like this before. Could it be frost bite instead? It does not look like mites to me.
     
  6. DCasper

    DCasper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    have you had freezing weather?
     
  7. Jabs18chickens

    Jabs18chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    We've had freezing weather off and on (very strange winter for us this year). When it is below freezing I usually keep them in the coop. She's the only one with toes like this, too.
     
  8. sherylreno

    sherylreno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It really does look more like frost bite.
     

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