help, my chicken squashed her toe!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by southclarkson, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. southclarkson

    southclarkson In the Brooder

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    She's young, only about 11 weeks. She must have been sitting on a folding lawn chair when somehow it was knocked into a folded position & she was sitting there stuck. About the top half inch of her toe is totally flattened & she bled about a tablespoon or two (it collected in the arm of the chair.) She is just sitting & it is still bleeding a little, but I have NO IDEA what to do? wash it? neosporin? Wrap it? I'm quite sure it's broken, but it is just the tip below her nail... see I don't even know what the proper chicken terms are! Please give me any advice you can!
    thanks in advance!
     
  2. lightchick

    lightchick Crowing

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    Welcome! I'd wrap it up and see what happens. I had a pigeon that had her toe pinched in the door of my loft and she healed on her own.
     
  3. southclarkson

    southclarkson In the Brooder

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    i think the tip of her toe is going to fall off, its practically severed... should i let it fall off or clip it? I'm actually not sure i have it in me to clip it... but maybe my husband will if needed.
     
  4. lightchick

    lightchick Crowing

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    I'd leave it.
     
  5. chickenlover09

    chickenlover09 Chirping

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    I'd leave it.
     
  6. southclarkson

    southclarkson In the Brooder

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    It did eventually fall off & has healed over nicely. I used this powder that crusted over the wound & that blue spray.
     
  7. lightchick

    lightchick Crowing

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    Yay! I glad she's better!
     

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