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dougs broken toe

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by wing it, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. wing it

    wing it Songster

    Aug 13, 2009
    long island
    my roo broke his toenail today. Went out to check on them after work and found the coop full of blood. After looking around for a bit I notices Doug breast full of blood I thought he must have cut himself very badly. Took him inside wash his breast and could find nothing. Then I see the very tip of his toenail was missing. Who knew a toenail could bleed that much? Cleaned that up, put on some bag balm, put a band aid on ,dryed him off and back out to the coop he went . So far he seems ok. anything more to watch out for? advice ? thanks [​IMG] Doug [​IMG] Dougs feet
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2010

  2. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Songster

    May 15, 2009
    What a handsome boy! I'm sure he will be fine. Next time you change the bandage put neosporin on it. The kind without the pain killer ingredient. It's toxic to chickens. Bag balm is good but a chickns feet are the perfect breeding ground for an infection and the antibiotic ointment will do a world of good.

    He looks like a trooper and I'm sure he will be fine.[​IMG]
  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

  4. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Sounds like you are doing great. [​IMG] Just to be safe I would some neosporin around the spot where the nail broke off.
  5. wing it

    wing it Songster

    Aug 13, 2009
    long island
    Thanks to all. I had none last night will get some today

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