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Houdini lost toe grateful for help

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chick Quartet, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. Chick Quartet

    Chick Quartet In the Brooder

    Feb 2, 2014
    Yorkshire uk
    [​IMG]Hi I'm new to the group but have been reading the forum since the arrival of my little quartet in april 2013. My adventurous chick had an accident last Saturday and lost her middle toe and we had to take her to the vets. The toe was cleaned up and skin glue was applied. We kept her in the house overnight and the next day although limping joined her mates back in the coop all week she has been eating as usual but is now not putting her foot down at all. I have brought her in and given her feet a warm bath the toe looks fine a little swollen still but what worries me is the heat the foot feels very warm. She is now laid on my knee ( she has always come and sat on my knee) and purring seems content but I am worried about infection with the heat in the foot and her not putting the foot down at all her friends keep coming and sitting with her with on one leg too purring so cute. She is no 2 in the pecking order.
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2014

  2. Chick Quartet

    Chick Quartet In the Brooder

    Feb 2, 2014
    Yorkshire uk
    Please can someone let me know if I need to visit the vet again for antibiotics? Thank you x
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
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  4. Alright [​IMG] great to have you here with us [​IMG]

    Here try this as it will help with all the vitamins your chick needs
    a boiled egg peeled and mashed with a fork and serve do this
    for a couple of days and all the protean it is all there and maybe
    put some Probiotic in the water this you can get at any feed store [​IMG]
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  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Good luck with Houdini, hope her foot gets better.
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  6. Welcome to BYC from Southern California! [​IMG]
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I think the Houdini's wound needed to drain and the skin glue prevented that. If you call the vet and explain what is going on maybe he will phone in a prescription to your pharmacy and save you the expense of another office visit.
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  8. chickie farmer

    chickie farmer Chirping

    Feb 27, 2013
    drumstick diva x2
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    Welcome to BYC! x3 on drumstick diva's advice.

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