Help! My chicken has twisted her middle toe!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lusee_Wags, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. Lusee_Wags

    Lusee_Wags In the Brooder

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    My chicken, Emma, has twisted her middle toe! When I found her the toe was completely twisted around, as if something had fallen on it. It looks really bad, one side of the toe is cut and it's bleeding a little bit, and the toe is upside down, severely twisted! I found her in my chicken coop with my other chicken, and I thought she was laying an egg, but then she started limping around my backyard pecking at it and I brought her inside. It's kind of hanging off a little bit... There was also a bit of blood in the chicken coop and on our deck... I straightened it and put a splint on it, but i'm worried about it getting infected, and I don't think it's in the correct position... Any suggestions? It looks like she needs stitches!
     
  2. FeatherMtnFarms

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    The splint sounds like a good idea. I would spray either theracyn or vetricyn on the wound itself. Did you put it in the splint then wrap it with vetwrap? If not do that.
     
  3. Lusee_Wags

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    Thanks, I'll head out and buy some new vetwrap... I rinsed the wound in warm water before putting the splint on. I have some mupirocin, can I use that?
     
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  4. FeatherMtnFarms

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    Mupirocin is more for infections where bacteria is involved (from what I know), I wouldn't really recommend it but if it's all you have it's better than nothing. You can also use regular neosporin.
     
  5. Lusee_Wags

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    Okay, thanks for the help!
     
  6. FeatherMtnFarms

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    No problem! Hope your hen gets better soon!
     

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