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horses and chickens don't mix

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by janjan1, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. janjan1

    janjan1 Songster

    Feb 26, 2008
    Armuchee, GA
    One of my young pullets was attempting to fly up on the back of one of my horses. She didn't make it all the way to his back and ended up under his feet. Naturally he stepped on it. The middle toe on the right foot is broken, shattered actually. SHe is walking on it but I immediately grabbed her up to see the damage and stop the bleeding. You can tell the bone in that toe is broken, the skin is pealed off the bone at one side and is just hanging. I washed the foot to clean out any dirt, applied a wound cleaner that I usually use on my horses wounds, then applied alushield which is a spray barrier to seal the wound and keep out dirt. I placed her in a cage with bedding, food/water. Other than that, anyone have suggestions to help in healing this toe?

  2. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    Maybe try making a splint for it?If nothing else wrap it up good to keep out dirt and make sure it don't get an infection.
  3. hankshens

    hankshens In the Brooder

    Feb 17, 2008
    I would wrap it to keep it clean. I dont think there is anything else you can do for her. I have horses too, and the chickens try to challange them for their grain, but they realize the horses are bigger and eat what the horses drop. The horses dont even pay attention to them. God luck and keep us updated.

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