How long does it take for a small scrap to heal

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Hteeter2, May 15, 2018.

  1. Hteeter2

    Hteeter2 Chirping

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    My 6wk old mille fleur d’uccle got a small scrap on the top of her foot. I cleaned her up, and she seems to be doing just fine. For the next few days or so; I'll be keeping a close eye on her. How long should she take to heal?
     
  2. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Crowing

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    Chickens heal pretty quickly from minor injuries. Hard to give an exact time frame but maybe a few days, a week at most? Yes keep an eye on it and as long as it doesn't swell or seep, get red, she doesn't limp, etc. it should be good to go.
     
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    Hteeter2 Chirping

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    She hasn't limped at all... I've been watching her, and acts like nothing happened to her. She is keeping up with her buddies, eating, drinking and pooping. They act more like something is up. Her buddies have been sticking extra close; even more so than they normally do. It's like they are more upset that she is hurt than she is. Those three have been tight since the day I put them together in the brooder box.
     
  4. Fishkeeper

    Fishkeeper Songster

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    Treat it like a skinned knee on a human; wash it when it first happens, then leave it alone unless it starts looking infected. She'll be fine.
     
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