Help - Chick broke toenail?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 4theloveofhens, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. 4theloveofhens

    4theloveofhens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds silly, I know! But I just want to make sure. I think she (4 week old red sex link) broke the tip of her toenail. I wouldn't have noticed if it wasn't bleeding. I'm sure it's fine, but I only worry about it getting infected...

    Hahahaha, worried mother of 4.
    Chickens that is!

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  2. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    Make sure the other chickens aren't picking at it; you might need to separate her....
     
  3. 4theloveofhens

    4theloveofhens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What about rubbing alcohol? Can I dip her toe in a little bit to stop infection?
     
  4. LeghornLisa

    LeghornLisa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Liquid bandaid is the best....the kind that doesn't sting
     
  5. 4 luv of eggs

    4 luv of eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had the same thing happen to me. I used a wet paper towel and applied pressure to the nail until it stopped bleeding. I watched her the rest of the day to make sure the others didn't pick on her. It was fine the next day. I should keep styptic around. You can get it at a pet supply store. You use it when you clip a dog's toenail too close. It's a powder that you dip the toe in.
     
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2010

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