Emergency I cut my chicks toe

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by guscosby, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. guscosby

    guscosby Out Of The Brooder

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    So my chick has this problem where it cant walk right because its leg is behind it so his back leg toes touch his front leg heel. I tried to tape his legs hoping that it would heal and it didnt but to make things worse as I was cutting the bandages he moved his toes and i cut one about half way what do I do
     
  2. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. myfinefeatheredfriends

    myfinefeatheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get Blood Stop powder from the feed store and some vet wrap and wrap it up to keep pressure on it. Once it stops bleeding put some antibiotic ointment on it.
     
  4. guscosby

    guscosby Out Of The Brooder

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    Will the toe still stay on it hasnt fell off through the night?
     
  5. ten chicks

    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends,did you cut through bone? Watch for infection,clean wound and apply an antibiotic ointment(nothing ending in "caine/cane" toxic to chickens.
     
  6. guscosby

    guscosby Out Of The Brooder

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    I might have or the other chicks might have pecked it that way its right behind the nail I feel really bad and eant it to keep its toe ):
     

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