broken, black toe and nail

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by alexis&earl, Dec 1, 2007.

  1. alexis&earl

    alexis&earl New Egg

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    Help! My rooster tried to attach my husband's boot and in the process broke his toe. Now his whole toe is turning black! What should we do???
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I don't really know how much you can do for a toe besides split it... but it is a rooster foot so that be hard to do.
     
  3. alexis&earl

    alexis&earl New Egg

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    My husband thinks we should pull off the nail as it is hanging by a thread.... to me that seems extreme, but if the toe is turning black, perhaps it's best. Then we can douse it in alcohol or some other type of astringent. Thoughts?
    Thanks!
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Ah, if it is actually broken to the world, I would clean off his foot in some nice soapy water, and remove the dangling toe nail. Access the wound and make sure it is not bloody. Lightly cover with neosporin and keep clean.
     
  5. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Since it's turning "black", I'd leave it because it will fall off on it's own...
     
  6. alexis&earl

    alexis&earl New Egg

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    Well, thank you all for your responses.... we decided to take off the nail, put an alcohol rub on it, and then saturate the wound with neosporin. We then covered it with a finger cot. When we checked on him this evening he was just standing under the heat lamp, the bad foot tucked under him the way hens do. I sure hope he gets better.
    Anyway, thanks for the help.
     
  7. picklespickles

    picklespickles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2007
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    i had to read this three times before i understood it was not the husbands toe. [​IMG]

    the only reason i finally realized it was because you left your poor half amputated husband standing under a heat lamp. and i went.......that wasn't very nice. then.......oooooooooooooooooh. it's the rooster. oh.
     
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  8. alexis&earl

    alexis&earl New Egg

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    Picklespickles..... you're so right! I was flustered and rambling, not making much sense.... we are new chicken-people and, well, I panicked. And please rest easy; My husband is now indoors and feeling fine [​IMG]
    (-you cracked me up!)
     
  9. picklespickles

    picklespickles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2007
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    i'm glad you didn't take offense. i really was thinkign.........umm... a chicken board is probably not the best place to get medical advice for you husband. lol. but everyone was helping you, so i just figured i would keep my mouth shut. i can't stop laughing.
     
  10. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Pickles, I had the same problem.... was thinking 'wow, that's one powerful roo to break his toe through a boot!'

    Then I read down and figured out that they meant the CHICKEN had a broken toe...

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