bloody foot

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by okiechicken, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. okiechicken

    okiechicken Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 7, 2010
    I noticed this am one of my hens w/ a bloody foot, I think her foot got caught in the coop door.

    Should I be overly concerned? I dont know if its just got a cut/scratch or if she lost the toe. it seemed to bleed/stop/bleed/stop/etc.

    at one point, she had raised it to keep pressure off. it tried putting her in a laying box to keep the pressure off but she jumped back out.

    This was about 1130, its now close to 3. Im going to go check on her later, but wanted some advice before i go there.

  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Wash the foot, apply neosporin to the affected area., Wrap the area with gauze and secure with tape.

    Take the bandage off in 3-4 days if she hasn't already.[​IMG]
  3. Cochin378

    Cochin378 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2010
    First I would go check the chicken and see what exactly is wrong with its foot. If there is something wound with the foot I would thoroughly disinfect it with hydrogen peroxide. Then I would take the foot and cover it with bleu kote or neosporen. After that I would bandage it tightly and put the bird in its own separate cage with food. If you leave the bird in the coop the wound is either going to get infected or pecked at by the other birds. Hopefully my advice helps you.

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