broken toenail

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bandera Grassland, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. Bandera Grassland

    Bandera Grassland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my young roosters has broken off his middle nail. His toe is a little swollen and he favors that foot. What remains of the inner nail is rotated around and pointing up. What should I do: pull it out--ouch, soak it in peroxide, give him meds, leave him alone?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Believe I'd soak it, probably in warm water with a little soap or peroxide, rinse, then Neosporin. I suppose put him on the roost and see what it looks like in the AM. It could use the rest of an isolation setup but it's so bad on them socially to do that, they have to come back as the lowest in the pecking order.
     
  3. Bandera Grassland

    Bandera Grassland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So the toenail growing up is okay to leave? I'm not sure I have the stomach to try to turn it anyway.
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Likely a bit too late to try that. Hopefully it won't bother him tooo much after it settles down since he won't be walking on it.
     
  5. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    We have a barred rock pullet that is missing 2 toenails on her left foot and has been since we got her. She obviously had been injured previously (she was a 6-week-old pullet living amongst a large flock of about 40 chickens of various sizes and ages when we got her, so she probably had been injured somewhere along the line out there). She does favor that foot, even at 7 months old, but she's the sweetest bird. She occasionally limps but she is fully functional and lives a normal, healthy life. She's my little sweetie!
     

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