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Please explain how to bandage chickens' feet

post #1 of 13
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I posted a while ago about my hen whose feet were burned on the grill--believe me, my dumb mistake will not happen again!  Anyway, I've soaked her feet in betadyne.  But I'd like to put bacitracin ointment on her feet and bandage them to protect from infection.  Could you please explain how to bandage feet or direct me to photos on this board that would show how to do it?  I have vet wrap and gauze ready to go!

post #2 of 13

i have no idea,i hope that some one that does would look in here.............Bump

post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 

Should I gently wrap all the toes together in one bandage or do 3 separate bandages and one for the toe that sticks out in the back?

post #4 of 13

Wow - I'm not sure, but I think I would make sure all the toes were separated by gauze so they don't heal sticking together.

~ Julie ~


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~ Julie ~


If Timmy had a German Shepherd he wouldn't have been in the well in the first place.

Ameraucanas, FBCMs, BOs, BLRW, EEs, bantam Cochins, Black Australorps, Speckled Sussex, Rhode Island Reds, White leghorns, and Bobwhite Quail.   1 Beagle, 2 German Shepherd Dogs, 1 cat, lots of honeybees,  2 grown daughters and a very handy and understanding husband!

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post #5 of 13

I would get a bunch of small ones and wrap them around the toes, and get a big one and put it on the palm of her foot.

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post #6 of 13

Here's a link to a thread. Check out the links in Ultasol's post. Info about feet 1/2 way down the first link

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=303640

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If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,

for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.

 

       ― Chief Seattle

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If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,

for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.

 

       ― Chief Seattle

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post #7 of 13

cut a strip of coflex about 12 inches long and one inch wide. Cut a 12-16 inch strip of duct tape about 1/2 an inch wide and leave this to one side. Fold a 4x4 gauze into something about the size of a large postage stamp. Put a blob of the iodine/sugar goo on the gauze, then put this on the bottom of the foot. Wrap this on with the coflex bandage, going around the toes but not up the shank (shin) of the leg. WRap again with the duct tape. Now you'll have a little shoe for your bird. Change this bandage every day for the first 5-7 days, then you can leave it on for about 3 to 5 days at a time, as long as the bird is responding well to the treatment (change more often if its not responding as well).


Found this on how to bandage bumble foot guess it might work...

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Crazy pullet The little sisterly one   
My name Is Chickengal505, but you can call me 505 . Thanks to Allmychicks , she did my avatar
Before you criticize someone. You should walk a mile in their shoes.
That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away from them and you have their shoes
-Frieda Norris
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post #8 of 13
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Thank you very much for the link!  My 9 year old daughter held Little Miss Sunshine while I bandaged her, following the directions.  Sunshine was a model patient!  Now we'll just see if the bandage is still on when I return home!

post #9 of 13

Here is a youtube video of bandaging a chicken's feet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yik1PtRgaU8

post #10 of 13

Wow, what a great video!  Makes it much easier to just see it being done!

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