injured foot, looking for advice to do

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cjohn2581, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. cjohn2581

    cjohn2581 New Egg

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    I had just let my chickens out around the yard. i had noticed one of the chickens was limping. when i looked closer her toes is half partially missing and black. i started to clean it and use antibiotic cream on it. any other suggestions?[​IMG]
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Soak in epsoms salt and water, then in iodine water. SHe will almost certainly lose the black portion of teh toe.
     
  3. cjohn2581

    cjohn2581 New Egg

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    thank you, first time with chickens freaked me out. i don't know how i never noticed it before. thanks for help.
     
  4. cjohn2581

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    also i have wrapped it, should i have that chicken away from others right now or is it ok for them to be in coop together?
     
  5. cjohn2581

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    ok i soaked and cared for, swelling went down, black is still there but looks alot better. only thing is as its healing the toe bone is starting to show, will all of the toe including bone going to fall off over time? will i have to break the bone to release it?
     

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