Daisy's Toe: Update post 9

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by smokeykk, May 16, 2011.

  1. smokeykk

    smokeykk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I am so upset right now, One of my older PR chicks jumped and landed on my silkie chick. Now the silkie chick isn't walking on one foot and it looks like it has a broken toe! Please help. What do I do????????????? [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2011
  2. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2010
    Kootenays of BC!
    Not much you can do. No skin broken, so no infections. Give her time to heal, without grief from the other chicks.
     
  3. dkvart1

    dkvart1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    I've seen some posts where folks have used little home made braces and such to straighten legs, etc. I'm sure someone will have a suggestion of what to do for you little fuzzy butt, I can't imagine this is the first time this forum has seen this kind of injury. I did a couple of searches but didn't find anything immediatly that would help... I'll keep looking and if I find something I'll be back. Good luck!
     
  4. smokeykk

    smokeykk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, i guess i m just stressed since this is the first time i've had chicks, and nothing has gone wrong until now! Arghhhh I feel so responible for this because i was holding the other chick when it jumped out of my hand! [​IMG]
     
  5. cackydoodledoo

    cackydoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 7, 2011
    Crazyville, USA
    Quote:I have read on some posts where people use bandaids to make splints for them. Could you try that? Hope the little guy gets better! [​IMG]
     
  6. rebel-rousing-at-night

    rebel-rousing-at-night Chillin' With My Peeps

    Accidents happen and I know how you fill. Hope someone helps you here. [​IMG]
     
  7. smokeykk

    smokeykk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She seems ok, the toe looks weird but, other than that she is content, laying down under the heat lamp. I hope it isn't broken and it just hurt her [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/BRKRaisingChicks.html
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    you scroll down you will see a splint you can make.

    I too have dealt with a silkie toe injury. I splinted it with cardboard and kept her in a dog carrier for a few hours. Then I took it all off and let her back outside.

    I don't know how long to leave it on if you do decide to splint. I wasn't sure it was broken with mine.

    It is definitely best if you make it so that she has easy access to food and water, and if anyone picks on her separate her so she can heal (although she will be lonely, so if she has a friend who won't pick on her, you can put her with her).
     
  9. smokeykk

    smokeykk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update: she seems to be doing ok, I couldn't make a splint so am just giving her physical therapy, making her walk a little. She was limping pretty bad yesterday, she seems to be better today. [​IMG] That this is just a sprain
     

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