- 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!