Rooster with swollen back toe

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Rooster with swollen back toe

Postby tishie11 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:04 am

My favourite rooster has been shaking his foot a lot lately and I had a closer look yesterday to find his back toe is swollen up to just be a big lump instead of a toe. Any ideas anyone? I'm wondering if scaly leg mites might have got into the back toe and got inflamed somehow. Apart from shaking his foot he is acting normally.

He is over 5 years old and has quite crusty legs but he is the best natured rooster I have ever had and I can handle him OK. He will never get nasty like some boys I have had.

I will give him some scaly leg mite spray in the meantime but if anyone has seen this before let me know!
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Re: Rooster with swollen back toe

Postby Marina » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:33 am

I've had one case, also in an older rooster. It looked like a marble at the back of the foot. It was not inflamed (not feeling hot or looking red) and I just left him to it. He did not live much longer. When he was dead I had a closer look and it was hard as bone and the toe nail had been covered by growth. I did not do a pm to see what's inside him.

I think 5 years is a very good age for a rooster and - with a bit of luck - you might still get another breeding season from him.
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Re: Rooster with swollen back toe

Postby tishie11 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:50 pm

Thanks Marina. It sounds similar to your boy. I wondered if it was toenail related. He seems happy enough and is still chasing the girls so I'll leave him be as well.
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