is my chicks toe dead?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dozen chickens, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. dozen chickens

    dozen chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    one of our chicks had poop stuck on her toe and it cut off curculation and now her toe is all black.Should i cut it off she seems to be fine other than that. PLease help me!!!!!!!!
     
  2. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    If possible can you get a picture of it, try putting a damp
    slightly warm towel and put it on the toe and rub it, and try and
    get some circulation running, I wouldnt cut it off right now, is your
    chicks skin pink or does it have black skin or speckled? because it
    could be there skin coloring.
     
  3. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    I just dont see how the poo could cut off circulation [​IMG] im just
    thinking maybe its skin color.
     
  4. dozen chickens

    dozen chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Apr 17, 2007
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    ok will go take a pic,but i will try the towel. Thank you so much!

    Here is the chick with the hurt toe---
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    This is a close up, but it is kind of blurry
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    Last edited: Mar 16, 2008
  5. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    Okay, keep me updated on the little guy [​IMG]
     
  6. dozen chickens

    dozen chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    We cleaned off the toe, and rubbed it in warm water, then took some pix. Thanks so much!
     
  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    I wouldn't cut it off just yet. How long was it on his toe? May it has just discolored his toe. I can't really tell from the pic. I would let it go a couple of days to see if it wears off or spreads. This way you will know for sure.
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  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    It looks pretty dead to me there. Just keep it clean and keep an eye on it... hopefully it does not spread as that would be a sign of gangrene. I had a chick cut it's tip of its toe and eventually the tip fell off and he grew into a handsome 8 lb RIR rooster, minus half the tip of his toe.
     
  9. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2007
    Arkansas
    Looks like the tissue is necrotic.
     
  10. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    I know this isn't a chicken, but my middle son's hamster got bedding wrapped around her foot and hung by it for (hours?) while we slept. Her entire foot looked that bad for quite awhile. I massaged it and made sure it felt warm (so I knew it wasn't dead). Now the foot is just as perfect as the others.
     

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