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bleeding cut on hens foot(not emergency)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickengirl1193, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. chickengirl1193

    chickengirl1193 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one of my hens scraped her middle toe and its bleeding, once they went to bed I went out and washed it off and put some peroxide on her toe but she kept trying to get away from me. I noticed it was still bleeding so I used a styptic stick on it to try to stop the bleeding but at that point she was just putting her leg up in her feathers.
    Is there a danger of her bleeding to much over night or should I go get her and bring her inside to bandage her foot?
    The scrap is on her knuckle and looks like she just scraped it on the driveway.
    Im new at chicken first aid! :)
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Most scrapes will clot off in 2-3 minutes. You can go out with a flashlight in the dark so she will stay alseep and just look around the foot to make sure there is no blood. I probably wouldn't do anything more to it, or the clot may come off.
     
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  3. chickengirl1193

    chickengirl1193 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay ill leave it. I had gone out with a flashlight but it woke them up. Thanx! I'll probably check once more before I go to bed. The Problem was that she was sandwiched between two other chickens so it was hard to get to her lol
     
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    chickengirl1193 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it safe to use blue kote on her foot so they dont peck it?
     
  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    BlueKote is fine for things like that. I have used it to treat scrapes and bloody areas for years on my chickens.
     
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  6. chickengirl1193

    chickengirl1193 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay thanks! Any withdrawal time for eggs?
     
  7. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Not for BluKote--it's just a disinfectant spray.
     
  8. chickengirl1193

    chickengirl1193 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay thanks!
     

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