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Minor Toe Injury

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Studio2770, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. Studio2770

    Studio2770 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed our pullet Fiona had a short toe nail yesterday and today it looked like some blood came off of it. I plan to clean it tomorrow but can anyone give me advice on what to patch it up with?
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  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it's still bleeding at all, you can stop it with cornstarch, styptic powder, or even spider webs. They can really bleed quite a bit. It looks, however, from the picture, that it might have already stopped? It's a good idea to clean it so that the others won't be attracted to the blood. Other than that, it will heal fine and will grow a new nail in no time.

    Good luck!
     
  3. Studio2770

    Studio2770 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I hope the blood dried and stopped. I saw some blood on her neck yesterday and I assumed it was because she scratched with that foot. Thankfully she hasn't gotten pecked at yet! I'll check to see if she opened the wound again when I let them out and maybe clean it.
     
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