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help - foot injury

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mainely-chick, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. mainely-chick

    mainely-chick Out Of The Brooder

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    One of the 4 day old chicks has a cut on toe. Looks red and black. She favors the leg and stands on one. Is this bumblefoot??? I washed it and put on some bacitracin.
    Do I need to wrap it? Anything else I can do?
     
  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    I don't think bumblefoot looks like a cut... it looks swollen. You put ointment on it already... You may want to put him on an antibiotic, but I'm thinking the ointment may be good enough. How big is the cut? Can you post a picture?
     
  3. Wes in Tx

    Wes in Tx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sounds like some other chick was pecking at the birds foot. Treat as mentioned above with some neosporine.
     
  4. mainely-chick

    mainely-chick Out Of The Brooder

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    I did the oitment and tried a small bandage but overnight the other chicks pecked it off and also pecked most of the toe off - it was hanging by a thread-can she survive without middle toe?? She does not look good- eyes closed not drinking or eating?
     
  5. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Im no chicken expert...but sounds to me the poor little one needs to be seperated from the rest. Is there some way you can take her inside for a few days, maybe a week...let her heal? Maybe in a pet carrier? She is stressed, and will need extra care...warmth...and love. Good luck with her! I hope it all turns out good!
     
  6. mainely-chick

    mainely-chick Out Of The Brooder

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    justusnak - took your advice and separated her and did my best but she did not make it.
    I have lost two out of 47.
    Not too bad for a rookie?
     
  7. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Sorry about your chick. [​IMG]
     
  8. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    I am so sorry about you loss.....but...as we all know...or some will learn...there will be losses. Doesnt make it any easier tho. [​IMG] Good luck with the rest!
     

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