Chicken toe amputation

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sjturner79, Nov 12, 2015.

  1. sjturner79

    sjturner79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, my silkie had leg mites for ages and I didn't know about it. After I washed her , one of her toes is hanging limp at 90 degrees. I think need to amputate it. Can any give me any advise on how to do it safely?
     
  2. sjturner79

    sjturner79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    never mind, it got to the point she couldn't put her foot down, so i had a closer look and it was on held by a thin piece of skin. I cut it off and it only bleed for a few seconds. any advise on post-op care would still be appreciated though.
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Apply iodine, bacitracin ointment, or an antiseptic without a painkiller to it, and you might want to keep her in a clean cage for a day or two until the skins starts healing. Most chickens do fine with a missing toe, but check it daily for a few days to look for any infection.
     

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