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Chicken toe amputation

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Hi, my silkie had leg mites for ages and I didn't know about it. After I washed her , one of her toes is hanging limp at 90 degrees. I think need to amputate it. Can any give me any advise on how to do it safely?
post #2 of 3
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never mind, it got to the point she couldn't put her foot down, so i had a closer look and it was on held by a thin piece of skin. I cut it off and it only bleed for a few seconds. any advise on post-op care would still be appreciated though.
post #3 of 3

Apply iodine, bacitracin ointment, or an antiseptic without a painkiller to it, and you might want to keep her in a clean cage for a day or two until the skins starts healing. Most chickens do fine with a missing toe, but check it daily for a few days to look for any infection.

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