Cuts on chicks foot?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by elitemittens, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. elitemittens

    elitemittens Out Of The Brooder

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    Yesterday I noticed that my chick had cuts on her feet :( They had a metal pie pans in there so I don't know if that's the problem. I took it out today but I just wanted to know if it could be anything else and what I can do for it.
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  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Sorry about your chicks, bumping this so hopefully somebody else has an idea. Are they on wire at all or anything else they could be getting hung up on or jumping on? Is it just the one chick, or more? I would clean/wash the feet like it looks like you did, and put some antibiotic ointment on them, and just make sure to keep the bedding really clean, maybe keep them on paper towels or cloth towels for a day or two until the cuts heal... or wrap the toes if the cuts are deep, but might be easier just to change the bedding for a day or two.
     
  3. elitemittens

    elitemittens Out Of The Brooder

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    It's just this one. Thanks for the reply :) Shes been on pine shavings but I'll put her on some paper towels in the morning.
     

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