I need a little bit of help on this one. I have a Light Brahma X Orpington cross...thing. I don't know if it's a male or a female. It has no wattles and barely has a comb...so I have no clue. He's almost 7 months ( I call it a he because it has the feathering of a male, but the voice and maturity rate of a female?) Anyway...the problem is, the males that I had placed "Frodo" with apparently abused him. I saw it wasn't moving around much, so I went and saved it. I picked the bird up and I bet you it weighed less than a pound. Poor thing. I noticed he also had trouble walking, and after a good look, noticed that his toes are cold to the touch, and turning purplish black. Not one of the other roosters or any other birds for that matter have ANY issues with their feet right now. I'm assuming Frodo used to sleep on the ground, where it would be warmer than on the fencing...where the other roosters slept.
Pretty soon, all that will be left are nubs on his legs. He's already lost all circulation to one of his toes, and it is hard as a rock. It's bulged at his "ankle." Is there anything I can do help him besides putting him down. He's awfully sweet...and for some reason, I feel there's a reason he's this way?
Thank you for any help. He is gaining weight, but if gangrene is running rampant in his feet, there's not much hope for him. Does anyone have any ideas what is going on with his feet? Why both feet? If you'd like, I could attempt to post pictures, but the dial-up connection really puts a damper on things!
Here are the pics that I just took:
This one looks like one of his feet have already lost the toes, but they haven't fallen off yet. They are just curled back under his foot. Keep in mind that Frodo CAN walk on this and actually gets around very well.