Infected cut on foot


In the Brooder
Mar 2, 2022
I have a 9 week old cream legbar pullet that got a scratch on the top if her foot about 10 days ago. We put antibiotic ointment on it and it healed but now is swelling and we’re assuming infected. How do we treat this since the cut isn’t open anymore? I really don’t want to let it get worse. The pink spot is where the cut was. Thanks!
I'd soak the foot in a warm epsom salts bath. The scab will likely loosen up. See if there's any pus that can be pressed out.
Dry, apply a dab of triple antibiotic ointment. Wrap the foot, then let her with her flock.
Repeat daily for a few days, see if the swelling goes down.

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