Hen with partly ripped off toenail

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Noobchick, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. Noobchick

    Noobchick Songster

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    Found her this morning with her toenail hanging on- it's maybe 2/3 ripped off and twisted to one side. Her toe has dark red blood on the end. She isn't even limping, tough bird!

    Should I finish removing the nail or just leave it alone? I don't want to hurt her but would it make problems to leave it attached?
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    I would remove the nail. Just cut it off swiftly. One of my chickens had a partially ripped off toenail once. I just trimmed the dangling part off, and applied some BlueKote spray. She was perfectly fine afterwards, and didn't even flinch when I cut the nail off.
     
  3. Noobchick

    Noobchick Songster

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    Thanks, will do that now.
     

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