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Cut on pullet's foot?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by far north chickens, May 28, 2007.

  1. far north chickens

    far north chickens New Egg

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    Bear with me here; I'm a total rank amateur. [​IMG]

    So I have a little wyandotte who I'm guessing is probably 8 weeks old. She's got a cut on her foot, near the back nail. Maybe she got the nail caught on wire. Nail is still intact.

    It bleeds a bit, not much, she avoids standing on it, and the worrisome thing is that it feels warmer than her other foot.

    I mean, I can't put neosporin and a band-aid on a chicken, can I?

    Thanks in advance.

    -- Far North
     
  2. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Florida
    Far North You can put neosporin on its toe but not a bandaid. Watch that the other chickens don't peck it. They will do that You might have to separate it for a while. Good Luck Micki
     
  3. far north chickens

    far north chickens New Egg

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    Thanks, micki! I'll get out the ointment, then. She's already separated because she's older than my baby chicks, so that is easy.
     

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