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could someone look at my chicks toe?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by fayediddles, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. fayediddles

    fayediddles Out Of The Brooder

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    she will only stand for a few sec then she sets down, her nails had dried feed under them I cleaned them up then noticed this one is straight and pinkish red, and she screamed when I touched it. what can I do to help her?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    What do the bottoms of her feet look like? Her toe looks a little red. She may have broken or injured her toe, and there is usually no treatment. How cold is it where you live? Make sure that her bedding is clean, soft and dry.
     
  3. andrea2chicken

    andrea2chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a question since you said you cleaned the foot. Can you explain to me how to clean their feet I notice a few of mines feet are dirty and would like to know what to do or it is normal?
     
  4. teannaflores

    teannaflores New Egg

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    my dog managed to get in with my 4 week old chicks and he chased them, I got him out and when I check on them I have one who isn't walking one leg and her foot looks kind of like this! He didn't get ahold of any of them but I think this one got hurt in the chaos! What do I do??? I can go get her and get a pic of her foot! I'm new to this page so I didn't know how to make my own post!
     
  5. saltandpepper2

    saltandpepper2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like she might have injured it, but there's really nothing you can do but to keep the brooder clean and dry with soft bedding, and it will heal with time. As long as she's still walking to get food and water she'll be fine.
    andrea2chicken, usually I just get warm water and a wash cloth and wipe the feet off until they're clean. I only clean their feet if I'm checking for an injury though, or if the feathering on their feet is matted.
     
  6. fayediddles

    fayediddles Out Of The Brooder

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    the bottoms look fine no redness or swelling not bubbled, but shes not eating or drinking as well as I think she should
     
  7. fayediddles

    fayediddles Out Of The Brooder

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    she just had clumps of stuff under her nails and I got them wet and used my nail to push it off her,
     
  8. fayediddles

    fayediddles Out Of The Brooder

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    wished I could help you but I'm new as well, I just have my baby separated from her size chicks and hand her feed n water, it's like her foot is just supper sore.
     

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