Help! One of my chickens cut her foot!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hereford_girl_01, Jul 19, 2019.

  1. hereford_girl_01

    hereford_girl_01 Chirping

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    So my chickens are free range and one of them cut her foot. I’m planning on treating it with Vetricyn and wrapping it in vet wrap. Do you guys have any better ideas or recommendations?? Thanks!!
     
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  2. BantyChooks

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    How badly? Honestly, a lot of surface cuts don't require any treatment at all, particularly if it isn't on the footpad. If it's deep, then do clean any debris out and wrap it to prevent infection.
     
  3. hereford_girl_01

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    It’s just a surface one on top of her foot and on her thumb toe is the best way I know to describe it. She won’t walk on it, she will limp on it some but I just noticed it right before I posted.
     
  4. BantyChooks

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    Any pics? It's probably not serious, though a limp from a cut on the top of the foot is odd.
     
  5. hereford_girl_01

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    I can try to get one in a bit. When I let them out this morning she didn’t seem to want to get up. She was just sitting on the floor of the coop.
     
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  6. hereford_girl_01

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    Okay I got pictures tonight!! It looks worse tonight then it did last night. I haven’t wrapped it in vet wrap because we leave on vacation on Monday. @BantyChooks 12FEB0C1-AC66-495D-8C32-20D24D3F9C23.jpeg A9015004-00A6-4A42-92EB-3ED996D7E816.jpeg
     
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  7. 15WildTurkey

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    Someone better will be along but the first pic looks like nasty bruising. Maybe more a crush injury then a cut. I had a piece of lumber fall on a chicks foot at a couple weeks old. It bruised and swelled pretty bad. Took her a while to bear weight on it. Like 2 weeks and then she had to reestablish her flock position
     
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  8. hereford_girl_01

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    It looked more like a cut yesterday than today, I do agree that it kinda looks more purplish bruised than cut today. I pulled a piece of dead skin off of it yesterday so it might’ve been a bruise that just cut into the skin a little in one spot. They haven’t really started picking on her yet. She didn’t go outside with the flick today but she positioned herself right between the feed and water and managed to get back on a roosting bar tonight! Thank you for your advice! I appreciate anyone willing to help!
     
  9. BantyChooks

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    Agreed. I see extensive swelling. Not sure what I'd do in this situation.
     
  10. hereford_girl_01

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    Do you think I should just let her be? There’s no one to give her special care while I’m gone, and I don’t even know what the special care would be.
     

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