In the Brooder
- May 17, 2015
So if you've read my previous post you know today i got two 7 week old chicks today, once i got home i examined the one i named Sigyn (Loki's wife, seeing as i have a black sex link named Loki) and she has a dead toe, after looking closer i saw there was thread tightly bound around the dead toe and the surrounding foot since it was swollen, i removed the thread from the live flesh and cleaned the area with hydrogen peroxide and put plain neosporin on it, i left the thread around the dead toe because it appears to be falling off soon. i did have to extract some that had been encased and grown around, so basically i just want to know opinions on treatment and how to care for a chick in this circumstance. also, she is getting electrolyte water and has already started to put just a little weight back on it, which she previously had not done.