Rooster back toenail broken off and toe swollen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sara9, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. Sara9

    Sara9 In the Brooder

    Aug 1, 2013
    Big friendly 3+ year old rooster. Somehow the back toenail brook off completely and then the toe seemed to swell up bigger than the other toe. Some of the hens pecked at it so I treated with hydrogen provide to clean and bandaged and i'm keeping him away from other birds.
    This guy also has a cut on his middle toe on his other foot--yes poor guy-- and i have been splinting, cleaning, and wrapping it up so it stays straight and heals so he can walk without bending it...maybe broken.
    Suggestions? he just seems to get hurt and the cuts keep reappearing and not getting too much better. I'm worried about infection in either foot and if the problem is bigger than i originally thought.

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