light bulb burn/injury

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hatch, May 7, 2008.

  1. hatch

    hatch New Egg

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    This is our first time ever to own chickens , so please forgive my ignorance ahead of time...

    My husband and I were moving our 27 chicks from one side of our coop to the other and the clip-on light bulb fell off and landed on top of one of the chicks feet.
    His foot swelled and appeared to be blistered, my husband popped the blister and we put a bandaide on it.
    His foot is now a blackish color and we dont know what to do.
    Has anything like this ever happened to any of you here before? if so, What can I do to save his foot or get him back to normal?He can walk on it and he limps a little , he lifts it as he walks.
    We have seperated him from the other chicks , because we feared he would be pecked at or something, i read somewhere that an injured chick will be pecked at by the other chickens, sometimes being pecked to death.
    I Dont know if thats true or not but we wanted to be cautious.
    These are Cross Rock chicks and I know they are expected to get really big ,really fast and they need thier feet to support thier weight. I really dont want to put him down.But I will if needs be.
    TIA
    Thank In Advance for any and all comments,
    Kay
     
  2. EllyMae

    EllyMae Chillin' With My Peeps

    In the future, when a burn occurs, don't pop the blister. It is best if it remains intact, whether it's on an animal or human. I'm sorry I can't offer any advice on the current situation. I hope it is something that can heal without complications.
     
  3. peruvian_princess

    peruvian_princess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would just keep it clean and hope for the best. i doubt he will die from this if he was healthy to begin with so just give him time.
     
  4. hatch

    hatch New Egg

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    Thank you for your help.
    I checked him this morning and he seems to be
    doing better.
    I think in a few days he will be ok.
    Kay
     
  5. peruvian_princess

    peruvian_princess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    GREAT news! They usually bounce back nicely from minor injuries. Keep us posted.
     

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