Was out spending time with my babies when I noticed a few drops of blood on the feathers of one of my silkies. I looked for the injury and found that the foot was bleeding. I found a piece of hair wrapped around/embedded in the connection between toes #4 & 5 and the rest of the foot. I took the baby inside, washed the blood off with warm water, removed all the hair from the toes, did a tiny bit of debridement to get rid of some whitish and yellowish goopy skin stuff, rinsed again under warm water, sprayed liberally with Vetericyn, then patted dry with a Kleenex and sprayed with Blukote. Once the Blukote dried I returned the baby to the pen with the others. A few of them messed with the foot a bit (I was hoping since the Blukote is so dark and the silkie skin is black anyway they might not notice, but wishful thinking I guess considering they can see more colors than we can). The foot is definitely painful. Baby limps and tries to not really put any weight on it. It's a bit swollen in that area, but I'm hoping now that the hair is gone the swelling will go down. It's weeping a bit of fluid. The baby at some food and got a drink and is now snuggled up with the others taking a nap. I'm wondering if I should put it in the hospital crate and give it clean towels to walk on? I feel like that might hurt less than pine chips, and be cleaner too. I'm just worried it would be more stressful than just letting it stay in the pen. Thoughts? Also, a brief PSA for those of us with long hair: We really need to keep an eye on our chickens' feet. Hair will cut into a foot just like leaving a chain around a dogs neck for a long time. Slices right down to the bone eventually. I'm glad I read a topic from another member recently about the same thing happening to her bird. Made me aware that it was something to look out for.