Leg band infection

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by famhugh, May 7, 2016.

  1. famhugh

    famhugh New Egg

    Apr 28, 2014
    We have a year old NH Red chicken whose colored leg band was cutting into her leg. We took the bands off ALL the flock, and she seemed to be doing okay, but now, 3 weeks later, she seems to have an abscess on the leg and is not using it at all. I have seen Epsom Salt bath recommendations and will try that, but am unsure what else to do. She seems to get around fine on one leg, but want to treat the issue as soon as possible. Any advice is helpful.Thanks fellow chicken fans!
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Welcome to BYC. I would put some betadine or Vetericyn on the wound. Unfortunately, if she had had the circulation cut off or nerve damage, she may be permanently lame. How is the color in her leg and foot? Can you post a picture? Leg bands can be dangerous because of this.

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