What came off my bantams toe?

LittleMaiden

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Noticed one of my chickens was struggling to walk the other day and saw a black mass type thing(pictures) on her toe. I soaked her feet and tried to lightly pull it. I was scared to hurt her so I stopped when she pulled away but it was coming away very slightly. Ordered scalpels and normal supplies to do surgery on it because I thought it was stage 3 bumblefoot. My mother tried again today and managed to pull it off with only a fair bit of pressure. It left no hole or anything. Just a tight band over her toe. 20190906_200703.jpg 20190906_194904.jpg 20190906_194917.jpg 20190906_194926.jpg
 

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Noticed one of my chickens was struggling to walk the other day and saw a black mass type thing(pictures) on her toe. I soaked her feet and tried to lightly pull it. I was scared to hurt her so I stopped when she pulled away but it was coming away very slightly. Ordered scalpels and normal supplies to do surgery on it because I thought it was stage 3 bumblefoot. My mother tried again today and managed to pull it off with only a fair bit of pressure. It left no hole or anything. Just a tight band over her toe. View attachment 1900548 View attachment 1900550 View attachment 1900552 View attachment 1900553
What does the foot look like now?
Can you take a new picture(s) and upload them?
 

LittleMaiden

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What does the foot look like now?
Can you take a new picture(s) and upload them?

The part near the nail was somewhat bulging like if you had a band over your finger. I'll take pictures in the morning. Didn't get the chance to after this since she was put to bed
 

coach723

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New pictures? From what little I can see of the foot in your picture, she appears to have scaly leg mites, I can see a lot of scale loss on the toes and foot. The detritus left from the mites can build up, it's really, really hard, and can cause loss of circulation to toes. I would soak the feet in epsom salts or warm water with mild dish soap to soften as much gunk as you can. Be gentle so as not to damage the skin, and remove as much gunk as you can. If it's really bad, then you may need to do more than once over a period of days. Then slather the legs and feet with vegetable oil (I like castor oil as it's very thick) and then cover with vaseline. You have to smother the mites. You will need to reapply several times a week until it starts to look better. It can take a while for the legs to start to look normal again.
https://the-chicken-chick.com/scaly-leg-mites-in-chickens/
 

LittleMaiden

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Yes, we've been doing that as well to try and help her! Both of these issues happened so fast. She took a turn to for the worst today and her toe started bending backwards and grew more blackness. It honestly looks like it's going to fall off. Please help We're soaking and doing everything everyday since we noticed this. Second picture is after soaking
 

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coach723

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It's possible that she may lose the end of that toe. It happens sometimes, like with frostbite. Or if something gets wrapped around the toe and cuts off circulation. They can do fine with a missing toe, or a missing part of one. I would keep doing what you have been with the soaking, cleaning and oiling. Hopefully no other toes will be affected as badly.
 

LittleMaiden

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Update: Her toe did come off about a day after I made this thread but she's now walking normally! Its amazing to see and I'm very grateful
 

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