New to chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jengui, May 31, 2016.

  1. jengui

    jengui Hatching

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    Hi I'm fairly new to having chickens. I have 3 8 week Olds ( had 4) but my dog got one. I also gave 2 that are almost 3 weeks old. Anyway, the dog killed one last Thursday and that same day later on I noticed one limping pretty badly. She had two very small cuts on her toe I cleaned them and but antibiotic on it. She's eating and drinking well but shows no improvement on walking. The cuts have healed well but on the underside of the toe there is a bruise kind of. I've asked where I bought them and they think it's not an infection. I don't feel any broken bones. I'm trying to make sure it is not bumble foot.help please
     

  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! I'm so ver sorry about your losses to the dog. This thread is great for tips on dog intros ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...ckens-tips-for-a-harmonious-introduction/0_30

    It does sound rather like bumble foot you are describing. Would you be able to get a pic and post to in this section ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures
    I'm sure members there will be able to advise you on what the problem could be.

    Good luck and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already from Y/Coop, so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  4. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

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    Hi, and :welcome

    X2 on Yorkshire Coop's advice. Good luck! :)
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. Dogs and chickens should never meet. The chickens end up dead.
     

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