Chicken's hurt foot

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Maevemunson, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. Maevemunson

    Maevemunson New Egg

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    My chicken's foot got caught in some wire fence and she is limping. She just came from a new house and is getting picked on any suggestions???
     
  2. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Missouri
    Sorry this happened to her [​IMG]
    If you have a photo that shows the injury, we can better help you.
    First thing you want to do is ISOLATE her. put her in a quiet, Warm, dim lite room where she can recover for a day or 2.
    wrap her up in a towel and keep the bad foot out. soak it in a solution of Very warm water with Epsome salt (you can get at walmart or and drug store VERY cheap. Let it soak for 15 min if possible, and do this at least Twice a day. After you soak it, dry it off really well and Pack the open wound with Neosporin. Then you can get Vet wrap (the self sticking stretch wrap used on humans and horses) and place guaze on wound and wrap it up with the vet wrap. Change it twice a day after you do the soaks.
    You may also want to give her some electrolytes or soft food, if you think she is not eating well.
    As far as the picking on from the other chickens...you have to do a slow introduction of her to the new group. Make sure you are there to monitor her and the others. I generally section off part of the run so that they all are in the same area, and can see eachother, yet no one can hurt one another until they get use to the new chicken.
    Hope this helps, and God Bless [​IMG]
     

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