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my chicks toe partially fell off!?!? why?!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by AtlantaChicks, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. AtlantaChicks

    AtlantaChicks Hatching

    Oct 13, 2009
    One of my 5wk old chicks is having a problem with one of her toes. It had this growth on it and then the growth fell off and you could see her toe nail. Last night the nail part of the toe was sort of bloody. The nail part fell off and it was just a nub. Its not bleeding anymore today but I am worried about it. It seems like part of her toe just fell off?!?!? One of the other chicks is trying to peck at it.

    What do I do? Why would this happen anyway?

    Thanks in advance for your help!

  2. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Well separate the chick if the others are biting it.

    I would cover it in Blue Kote - because it prevents bacterial and fungical infections.
    If you can't find Blue Kote at your feed store (I found it near the cattle meds at TSC) look for Pad Kote by Happy Jacks sold in the dog meds (found that at several farmer/feed stores) OR you can get plain genetian violet from the people pharmacy.

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