what the heck happened here?? her toe is missing!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by babyelle, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. babyelle

    babyelle Out Of The Brooder

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    7 day old buff Brahma's right foot. her back toe is missing [​IMG] was it pecked off? could it be a disease? she is in a decent sized brooder with 10 other chicks. it is cleaned daily and they have plenty of food and clean water...and grit. i just noticed it while i was cleaning this morning. these are my first chicks, i don't know what to do.

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  2. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    Nothing too do. Looks like it is already healing well and doesn't appear to have any infection. She will adapt to the missing toe and be perfectly normally. If she was meant to be a show chicken, that has been stopped, but other then that she should a normal bird.

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  3. little_grey_bantam

    little_grey_bantam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like it got hurt & healed up - could have been pecked. No worries, they don't need it too much & she'll do well with it [​IMG]
     
  4. babyelle

    babyelle Out Of The Brooder

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    i am giving her vitamin supplements in her water but not antibiotics..should i start? would it hurt the rest of the flock?
     
  5. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It actually looks pretty healed. Watch for signs of infections, but I wouldn't start antibiotics.
     
  6. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I would not do anything now. Unless it gets infected, which I doupt will happen, the little one will be fine.

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  7. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    They can catch it in something and rip it off, too. Really, the others are right, just keep an eye on it, nothing you have to do.
     

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