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post #1 of 10
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Help!  My rooster tried to attach my husband's boot and in the process broke his toe.  Now his whole toe is turning black!  What should we do???

post #2 of 10

I don't really know how much you can do for a toe besides split it... but it is a rooster foot so that be hard to do.

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post #3 of 10
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My husband thinks we should pull off the nail as it is hanging by a thread.... to me that seems extreme, but if the toe is turning black, perhaps it's best.  Then we can douse it in alcohol or some other type of astringent.  Thoughts?
Thanks!

post #4 of 10

Ah, if it is actually broken to the world, I would clean off his foot in some nice soapy water, and remove the dangling toe nail. Access the wound and make sure it is not bloody. Lightly cover with neosporin and keep clean.

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post #5 of 10

Since it's turning "black", I'd leave it because it will fall off on it's own...

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post #6 of 10
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Well, thank you all for your responses.... we decided to take off the nail, put an alcohol rub on it, and then saturate the wound with neosporin.  We then covered it with a finger cot.  When we checked on him this evening he was just standing under the heat lamp, the bad foot tucked under him the way hens do.   I sure hope he gets better.
Anyway, thanks for the help.

post #7 of 10

tonguelol

i had to read this three times before i understood it was not the husbands toe. lol

the only reason i finally realized it was because you left your poor half amputated husband standing under a heat lamp. and i went.......that wasn't very nice. then.......oooooooooooooooooh. it's the rooster. oh.


Edited by picklespickles - 12/1/07 at 5:07pm
post #8 of 10
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Picklespickles..... you're so right!  I was flustered and rambling, not making much sense.... we are new chicken-people and, well, I panicked.  And please rest easy; My husband is now indoors and feeling fine smile
(-you cracked me up!)

post #9 of 10

cool

i'm glad you didn't take offense. i really was thinkign.........umm... a chicken board is probably not the best place to get medical advice for you husband. lol. but everyone was  helping you, so i just figured i would keep my mouth shut. i can't stop laughing.

post #10 of 10

Pickles, I had the same problem.... was thinking 'wow, that's one powerful roo to break his toe through a boot!'

Then I read down and figured out that they meant the CHICKEN had a broken toe...

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