cut on top of foot

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by nova022, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. nova022

    nova022 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed that one of my pullets has a cut on the top of her foot just before the place where a toe starts. It was bleeding and another chicken was pecking at it once in a while so I took her out and washed it and put a little pressure on it until it stopped bleeding. I held her a while and made sure it did not start again. There is definetly a small cut there and it is red which worries me that the other bird will peck at it again. Is there something I can put on it to discourage that from happening? Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. AnimalsComeFirst

    AnimalsComeFirst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go to your local feed store and buy "Blu-Cote" It is a anti-bacterial spray that will deter the other hens from pecking at her foot, so it can heal over. It does stain very bad, so make sure you do it outside and WEAR GLOVES and dirty clothes, so you don't come out looking like the blue man group! :) In the mean time, keep her seperate. Don't let her come in contact with the other hens, they'll just make it worse by pecking. If you have iodine, rub a little of that on there to clean it until you get blu-cote. I sprayed it on my hen Gloria when she had a very bad leg scab, and it totally healed it. The blue stain wore off after about a month. Praying for your little hen!
     
  3. nova022

    nova022 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much for the advice. I will get the "Blu-Cote first thing in the morning and follow your advice on her care. Thank you for your prayers for HenRetta.
     
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    AnimalsComeFirst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cute name. Keep us updated! Can't wait to see some pics!
     
  5. nova022

    nova022 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks again for your concern and advice. HenRetta's foot is doing well. No more bleeding.
     

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