frozen feet, now very swollen, help?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by klf73, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    I found my girl after a week missing, she was outside and the temp got below zero. She can move her toes but her feet are now VERY swollen. They split in one spot but the others just look painful. I would like to do everything I can to help her. Is there a way to release all the pressure? Should I pick up antibiotics tomorrow? She is such a sweet girl and I would hate to just put her down without a chance, but I don't want her to suffer either.
     
  2. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    Poor henny. Swelling usually means infection. I am not sure what to do for it maybe someone else will help you. This little note will bump you up some. jean
     
  3. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    VERY GENTLY apply neosporin to the legs and feet..just dab if necessary..
    do not rub.
    some skin might peel.
    watch closely ..if they start turning black..not good.

    give vitamins
    give extra protein
    give aspirin..1 (81mg) tablet crushed in 1 quart of water..
    give some by drops on beak if necessary.

    fingers crossed for the hen.
     
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2009
  4. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    should I drain them? how would I do this if so? her legs are fine, it is just her feet, she still perches on her *box* in the bathroom, not that I can figure out how [​IMG]
     
  5. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA

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