Bloody toe -- ripped off nail

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ske1806, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. ske1806

    ske1806 In the Brooder

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    I fear my Guinea keet has ripped off her nail and skin after getting stuck walking on top of the chicken run on 1 inch mesh wire. Either way, she favors it, and keeps lifting it up as if to get it away from whatever it is that is hurting/stinging her. Otherwise she's ok, walking, etc. I cleaned it a bit and sprayed on some disinfectant iodine on it. Should I be doing anything further. I do think the site is a bit swollen/irritated.
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  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Sounds like you are doing good. I'd keep her off dirt so it doesn't get dirty, and monitor for infection.

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  3. ske1806

    ske1806 In the Brooder

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    Thanks!
     
  4. BeccaB00

    BeccaB00 Songster

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    Just keep it clean. I would put her in a crate, then put the crate in the coop/pen, so that she is not lonely, but yet is not getting it all dirty. [​IMG]
     

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