Bandages and Iodine. Am I missing anything.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by x1lclem, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. x1lclem

    x1lclem Out Of The Brooder

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    Just looking for feedback.

    Got a hen who I found with a large scab on the top her foot last week.

    Read around and decided to go with the following treatment:

    1. Isolate her in the coop
    2. Daily soaks in Epsom Salts, massaging until the scab comes off
    3. Apply Iodine & Change bandage daily.


    Initially it worked pretty good. But I may have massaged off the big part of the scab too soon. Still a little bit of open wound.

    I'm still keeping her isolated in the coop, and applying iodine with her daily bandage change.

    She has not laid any eggs since I've put her in her cage. She is eating and drinking. I add fresh pine shavings to her cage daily.
     
  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    It almost sounds like bumblefoot to me. Can you post a pic???
     
  3. x1lclem

    x1lclem Out Of The Brooder

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    Sure. Here it is from this morning. Under the foot is fine, no swelling. [​IMG]
     
  4. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks for the pic. I enlarged it and now I'm stumped. In a way it looks like bumblefoot that got caught real early maybe, then again it could be that she got a splinter or something in there that caused the problem. Chickens...go figure...they drive us nuts at times!! I would just keep doing what you're doing and keep a close eye on it....best of luck to you, keep us updated! [​IMG]
     
  5. x1lclem

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    I think I'm gonna just let her out tomorrow. I'm out of bandage wrap and her cut is really tiny now.
     
  6. x1lclem

    x1lclem Out Of The Brooder

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    Update: looks like the week I spent soaking it in Epsom Salts, then changing the bandage every day, worked.

    No issues how that she's been out for about a week.
     
  7. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    YAY! I'm sure she is a very happy chicken being out now!
     
  8. x1lclem

    x1lclem Out Of The Brooder

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    Yep. Boy did she hate being locked up the whole week.
     
  9. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm sure she did!! Just keep an eye on her, maybe check that foot every few days just to be sure...wishing you a happy day today! [​IMG]
     

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