Bruised (possibly broken) toe

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kidsandpets, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. Kidsandpets

    Kidsandpets Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a hybrid hen about 1 year old. My 2 year daughter closed the back door on her foot. (she was on her way in to steal the dogs food!) She squealed and then ran off. When I caught her, her middle toe was all bent to the side and was very hot. While I was feeling it, it sort of clicked back into place. It's not bent anymore but today after work I checked her and she was just sitting on the ground. She can move around but is limping. Her toe is very bruised around the middle of the toe. The tip is still pink, so there is blood flow through it. What should I give her to help with the pain? And what should I do with her toe? Splint it? Leave it? Any help appreciated.
     
  2. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2011
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    I had a chick get her toenail pulled off by siblings. I just kept blood stop and antibotic cream on it, two days later it fell off. I dont know about adults.
     
  3. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    You can give chickens aspirin for pain and inflammation. (I don't remember the dosage. Search the forum for "aspirin dosage".) Use the link in my signature to see how to make a splint for her. It is a site created by another BYC member and has great podiatry info.


    Edited to add: I just checked and aspirin dosage is also on the site under podiatry.
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2011
  4. Kidsandpets

    Kidsandpets Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you both. That site was very helpful.
     
  5. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    Quote:We should all thank Speckledhill for creating such a great site for us all. I know it helped me when I needed info. [​IMG]
    Good luck with your hen and [​IMG]
     

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