Pinched toes

christmasbaby

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Jul 20, 2016
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One of my six-week old chicks tried to escape as the door to the coop was closing and her feet got pinched. They were bleeding but bleeding has stopped. They are in the coop for the night. She is just sitting on her feet. There is some blood on her feathers but I didn't want to traumatized her further for a cleanup. Is there anything else I should do for her?
 

oldhenlikesdogs

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I would just leave her be and watch them. She will hopefully heal up without intervention. Watch for flies bothering her or swelling. Otherwise I leave mine be. Chickens are wonderful at healing up.
 

jpalmatier83

Chirping
Jul 15, 2016
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Only other thought, blu-kote is an antibacterial fungicide that also covers up the red. Often other chickens will go after red/bloody spots on their kin and can exacerbate the problem. It's probably unnecessary, but if you're truly worried it's a couple dollars well spent.
 

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