Black toes about to fall off!


10 Years
Jun 19, 2009
I have a baby chick about 4 weeks old. He was in the cage with a few others and when I went outside to feed him about a week ago, he had his foot hanging through the wire at the bottom of the cage. It was pretty swollen but I took care to help the swelling. The past couple days, Ive noticed that his toes are starting to turn black, and they are flat, almost dehydrated-like. I know they are going to fall off..but I'm afraid of it spreading up his leg. I've been putting saline solution on it and cleaning it with warm water everynight. For others who have had this problem, could you please tell me what you did after the toes fell off? Also..what are the names of the antibiotics that you used during this time? Thanks!
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Emu Hugger
11 Years
Mar 10, 2008
a bumpy dirt road in Florida
I had a pheasant chick that one of my dogs pulled her toes off through a wire cage. Some were gone others were mangled. They started to die. I cleaned the foot and coated it in neosporin(no pain killer in it) and then wrapped her foot in vet wrap. The dead toes eventually feel off. I kept it wrapped and smothered in neosporin until the new tissue covered the bone. Now she is a healthy breeding hen named Socks.

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