Hen with a thorn in her foot!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Randy17, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. Randy17

    Randy17 In the Brooder

    Jul 4, 2007
    Oil City, Pa
    I noticed one of my RIR hens was limping the other day and got to checking her out and found a thorn stuck in the bottom of her foot. When i pulled it out some puss came with it. It has been a couple of days and her foot is still swollen and she is still limping. What should i do for her?
  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    I would soak the foot in warm water with a squirt of Betadine, then apply an antibiotic ointment (be sure it has no "caine" drug such as cetacaine, benzocaine, etc.) and wrap with vet wrap. Repeat once or twice a day for a few days. If this isn't enough, you may need to give penicillin.

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