Help!!!!!! chick got a broke toe!

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  1. Jessgotchooks

    Jessgotchooks Out Of The Brooder

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    hi I have a 5 wk sebright chick who I found with a bleeding broken toe. Im not allowed to go to vet cuz costs too much.
    its broken in middle on right 3rd toe and the toe is under an intch.... oh help otherwise dad wants to cut toe off and I said no way!! HELP!!!!! please!!
     
  2. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you onboard with us [​IMG]
     
  3. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    5 weeks is young so if you make a little splint for it the brake will heal but make sure the wrapping is not too tight [​IMG]
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Post NOW on the "emergencies,diseases, injuries, cures," thread someone there should be able to tell you how to splint the toe. Poor baby.
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Do NOT cut the toe off. You can cause all sort of infection. Let it fall off by itself if it needs to. You can make a splint for the toe to help heal it back together. I would put this chick in an other brooder that is a bit warmer than the others as injured birds get quite cold and need extra heat. You can make a splint with some popsicle sticks cut down and tape them on to the toe. Keep it taped up for about a month or 5 weeks.

    You can also post this in the emergency section here for more ideas...

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

    Good luck with your chick! :)
     
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    @TwoCrows gave you some good advice!
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! You've gotten good advice above, good luck with your chick.
     
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  9. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  10. chickie farmer

    chickie farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Use a pipe cleaner and shape it like the chickens foot (toes and all). put it on the bottom and tape it on the leg and toes. This can be done with young chicks not older ones. good luck.
     

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