Dead foot following infection

shelbyjune

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My 2 year old buff Orpington seems to have a dead foot. 2 weeks ago she had a sore on her leg that seemed infected. I drained the pus, poured hydrogen peroxide, put neosporin on it, then wrapped it. I attached a picture of what I found today. She’s eating, drinking, and pooping regularly. I’ve had her in a separate cage since the initial infection. My other 2 chickens haven’t had any issues. Other than her foot and ability to only use 1 leg, she seems healthy. I’m wondering now what her quality of life is.
 

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aart

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Got any pics of the initial infection before treating?
Any pics of bandaging?
Has it been wrapped for 2 weeks, or have you done daily bandage changes?

Oh, and...Welcome to BYC @shelbyjune sorry you are having troubles.
 

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Might want to give it a wash in some epsom salt water.
Get a good look at it.
Can she use it at all?
Does the foot and toes move at all?
 

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Where are you located? It looks a lot like frostbite, but since it was wrapped, the bandage may have moved to become like a tourniquet and cut off circulation. That can happen with vet wrap sometimes. If the temperatures have been down below freezing, and the bandage got wet, frostbite could have occurred. I agree with aart to give her feet an Epsom salts soak in warm water to see if ichanges color or if you see some movement.
 
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