Symbol of protection, curse.
In voodoo, a chicken foot is used to protect a person and their possessions. The best defense is chicken feet from black-feathered chickens. Hanging a chicken foot near the home entrance at night or from the rearview mirror of a car can help keep valuables safe. It’s also possible to curse someone with chicken feet. A person has been cursed if they find a chicken foot in their automobile or near their home.