Toenails gone

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CynthiaM, May 15, 2009.

  1. CynthiaM

    CynthiaM Out Of The Brooder

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    May 21, 2008
    Webster's Corners, B.C.
    My eight month old light brahma rooster has had a sore leg, I thought, until I picked him up to look.

    It appears that both middle toenails are gone, kind of rough, scraggly looking parts, but very short, obviously no nail.

    Is there a deficiency of some sort? All the birds free range, lots of dirt, grass. The floor of their home is cement. I am also wondering if the cement may have worn them off, but that seems rather remote. He is only in there for a few hours during the night time, released early in the day. Have a great day.
     
  2. Renee

    Renee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    CALIFORNIA
    Ouch!

    It sounds like some sort of trauma. He may have been in a fight and lost them by sparring.
     

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