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am_buttercup

In the Brooder
Oct 21, 2021
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Greetings from South Africa. I'm 18 years and unfortunately not doing any poultry farming or anything, I just like helping animals. I'm still in school and thinking of studying to be a vet or an animal scientist because I keep finding injured animals, this time a chick. I thought I'd join and get help, ideas and learn something. I like reading,gardening, writing and drawing. That's about all.😁
 

Callender Girl

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Sep 18, 2018
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Kudos to you for helping injured animals. As a kid, I was always bringing something home some critter that needed help. My mother -- who was terrified of snakes -- was especially unhappy with the garter snake that looked like it had been hit with a hoe. I kept pouring some kind of antibiotic onto it daily until the hole healed. Mom was happy when I released it!

I can also identify with your hobbies -- sounds a lot like mine.

I saw your post about the injured chick but I think someone else can offer better advice given that you don't have access to a vet or medicine. My only suggestion might be to soak her leg in warm water with Epsom salts to help with the foot swelling. It COULD be that she's stepped on something that has caused a small infection. MAYBE cleaning the foot with hydrogen peroxide would help?

Welcome to BYC; best wishes to you and her.
 

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