What is wrong with her foot?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by trillian, Nov 2, 2014.

  1. trillian

    trillian Out Of The Brooder

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    She'd got black on her middle toe and her toenail is black. :(
     
  2. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    Could something have fallen on her foot? If you can a better picture it may help people figure it out, because the black on the toe looks like dirt in the picture...
     
  3. trillian

    trillian Out Of The Brooder

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    It does look like dirt, but I couldn't clean it off and she kept curling it up.
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    She has probably gotten her toe caught on something or under something, and her toenail may come off eventually. Her toe is swollen, and probably hurts. There's not much you can do for this, just make sure that she is getting to her food and water. She may limp some. My hen got a similar injury, always jumping over a 4 foot chain link fence. Her toenail never grew back after falling off, and her toe has remained a bit clubbed.
     
  5. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    Could it be a skin infection?
     

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