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Hurt roo - need advice

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sudolph, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. sudolph

    sudolph In the Brooder

    Feb 24, 2007
    My lovely buff orpington roo has shown up with a clean cut across his middle toe. Have no idea what he got into, but it is bleeding and other chickens are pecking at it. I am about to sequester him in a kennel until he is well but wonder what you suggest to treat this injury. I will wash it with iodine solution and don't expect he will tolerate a bandage. Is it a good idea to tar something like this, and where do I get just a small amount of tar?

    Not a total newbee, but not an expert, either.

    Last edited: Apr 7, 2008
  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Crowing

    Mar 23, 2008
    Bailey, Mississippi.
    i would guess just a little wash. (to kill bacteria) and then a bandage. really i probably wouldn't put a bandage on it unless its pretty bad. i would separate him though. others pecking it can make matters worse. but you dont need me to tell you that lol. even someone new could figure that out. its common sense :}
  3. sudolph

    sudolph In the Brooder

    Feb 24, 2007
    THanks, DT. If I find more than the one cut under all the dried blood, I may try a bandage. would you wrap the toe and tie it around his leg? Wonder how long that will last?

  4. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Wash it with anti-bacterial soap in COLD water, apply some pressure to slow/stop the bleeding, put on disinfectant, and band-aids. Keep him on clean, soft surfaces awhile, out of the dirt and out of the coop. TRY to find out what he got cut on and fix it.
  5. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    I would do just a good iodine wash, and blue kote/wound kote. This will help keep the others from pecking it as well. You can get it at any farm supply. I hope he is ok, i just love my Buff orp roo!
  6. CUDA

    CUDA Songster

    Mar 4, 2008
    I agree with justusnak, blue kote is the way to go.

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