bloody chicken leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chicks are me, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. chicks are me

    chicks are me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I went out to the chicken yard,one of my chickens had a bloody spot on its leg, over the scales. The bloody spot wasn't dried or anything but now that it is winter I'm worried about her foot. I dabbed at the blood with a paper towel and put a bandage over it.But the question remains why does she have a bloody foot? oh. and did I treat the foot how I should have?
    (also her legs seemed dry with skin peeling,could that be the part of the problem?)
     
  2. willowbranchfarm

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    Try putting petroleum jelly on it. That will help with the dryness. Something probably scratched it or another chicken picked it.
     
  3. chicks are me

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    Would Vaseline work?
     
  4. willowbranchfarm

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    Yeah Vaseline (patroleum jelly) works great for dry skin.
     
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  5. chicks are me

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    Thanks
     

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