Please explain how to bandage chickens' feet

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Suzy W, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. Suzy W

    Suzy W Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 8, 2009
    I posted a while ago about my hen whose feet were burned on the grill--believe me, my dumb mistake will not happen again! Anyway, I've soaked her feet in betadyne. But I'd like to put bacitracin ointment on her feet and bandage them to protect from infection. Could you please explain how to bandage feet or direct me to photos on this board that would show how to do it? I have vet wrap and gauze ready to go!
  2. Nava

    Nava I Got The Naked Neck Blues

    Aug 2, 2009
    Ocala Fl
    i have no idea,i hope that some one that does would look in here.............Bump
  3. Suzy W

    Suzy W Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 8, 2009
    Should I gently wrap all the toes together in one bandage or do 3 separate bandages and one for the toe that sticks out in the back?
  4. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    Wow - I'm not sure, but I think I would make sure all the toes were separated by gauze so they don't heal sticking together.
  5. gameboygal12

    gameboygal12 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2010
    I would get a bunch of small ones and wrap them around the toes, and get a big one and put it on the palm of her foot.
  6. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

  7. Chickengal505

    Chickengal505 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2010
    Bolivia N.C
    cut a strip of coflex about 12 inches long and one inch wide. Cut a 12-16 inch strip of duct tape about 1/2 an inch wide and leave this to one side. Fold a 4x4 gauze into something about the size of a large postage stamp. Put a blob of the iodine/sugar goo on the gauze, then put this on the bottom of the foot. Wrap this on with the coflex bandage, going around the toes but not up the shank (shin) of the leg. WRap again with the duct tape. Now you'll have a little shoe for your bird. Change this bandage every day for the first 5-7 days, then you can leave it on for about 3 to 5 days at a time, as long as the bird is responding well to the treatment (change more often if its not responding as well).

    Found this on how to bandage bumble foot guess it might work...​
  8. Suzy W

    Suzy W Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 8, 2009
    Thank you very much for the link! My 9 year old daughter held Little Miss Sunshine while I bandaged her, following the directions. Sunshine was a model patient! Now we'll just see if the bandage is still on when I return home!
  9. mdbokc

    mdbokc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 22, 2009
    Oklahoma County, OK
    Here is a youtube video of bandaging a chicken's feet.

  10. Tangerine farmer

    Tangerine farmer Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 7, 2010
    Ventura CA
    Wow, what a great video! Makes it much easier to just see it being done!

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