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Hi everyone!

Today I noticed one of my hens limping. I inspected both legs and found nothing out of the ordinary. A little later I noticed her standing in just one leg, with the other tucked completely up. When I looked her over more closely, I noticed something wrong with her toe nail. I don't know if it broke off or is growing back, but it's red, short, and is certainly bothering her. Tonight I just cleaned it with hydrogen peroxide and a little antibiotic ointment. Any ideas?





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Not sure what happened to her toe but it looks painful! If it's mucky clean with hydrogen peroxide, otherwise just plain soap and water. Antibiotic ointment is good - can you keep her on clean bedding etc. for a few days so she doesn't get dirt into the area?  Let us know how it goes..:)

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My poor girl - I've been cleaning it everyday and it's less red. Still is swollen though. Tried wrapping it, but only stayed on for a couple hours. (See picture for a laugh!) She continues to limp, but seems happy otherwise. I guess I'll just continue doing what I'm doing now unless someone has any other advice or experience.

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I just wanted to update this thread. Her toe nail ended up falling all of the way off. I cleaned it frequently with hydrogen peroxide to try and avoid infection. It's almost been two months and the nail has almost completely grown back. ☺️
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I just wanted to update this thread. Her toe nail ended up falling all of the way off. I cleaned it frequently with hydrogen peroxide to try and avoid infection. It's almost been two months and the nail has almost completely grown back. ☺️
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Absque sudore et labore nullum opus perfectum est

 

 

Proudly raising: Muscovies; a Runner, a Pekin, and their mixed offspring; various breeds of dual-purpose chickens including American Bresse and French Black Copper Marans; and several rabbit breeds.

 

unabashed logophile | mad zymurgist | compulsive philomath | pro-Oxford comma

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