Cut Foot

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by vickellin, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. vickellin

    vickellin Hatching

    Jun 28, 2016
    Upstate New York
    So one of my smaller Khaki Campbells got out of the fence today. I loaded all the other ones in their house to try to get her back into the fence area. I finally got her in. Well I went to grab her and she legit caught her foot on a piece of the fence sticking out. After I gently took her off I fixed the fence so it wouldn't happen again. My dad said she'll be ok but she's bleeding and I'm still worried. Is there anything I can do for it?? Or should I just clean it and keep her locked up til it heals a little?

  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    I would keep her in for a day or so, be sure to clean the foot a few times a day with Vetericyn solution or saline solution, maybe dab it with some antibiotic cream without pain killer. I have read painkillers can be toxic to waterfowl.

    Flies will lay eggs in open wounds - that's why I would keep her in.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by