Help! rat bite on chicken leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Ximena, Aug 26, 2016.

  1. Ximena

    Ximena Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi one of our hens got bitten by a rat while we were on vacation. A friend of ours took care of her but when we got back two weeks later it was still hot and swollen. I've tried soaking it but i cant imagine it helping because the wound is sealed up. She can walk around but has a limp, she also eats ALOT but lays an egg every day. Right now I don't know what to do it doesn't seem to be improving

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  2. Ximena

    Ximena Out Of The Brooder

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    Her middle toe is crooked, could it have been broken? Also the blueish purple color is from the iodine some of the feathers on her stomach have been stained blue also.
     

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