Rooster Bloody Toe

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MEchickenfarmer33, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. MEchickenfarmer33

    MEchickenfarmer33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just noticed today that my rooster has a bloody toe. its his middle toe right foot if that even matters. one of his scales is above the blood and all the blood is dried up. what could have happened to him???
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2011
  2. Americana

    Americana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He could have caught it on part of the fencing or tangled it up elsewhere.
    Spray some bluecote on it and he'll be just fine [​IMG]
     
  3. MEchickenfarmer33

    MEchickenfarmer33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thx for the reply
    where can i get the bluecote [​IMG]
     
  4. BamaSilkies

    BamaSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can order it or if your have a co op or TSC near they should have it. Might be in the horse or large animal med area.
     
  5. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a hen who broke her toenail... and she bled everywhere!!!!

    I just wrapped it up in a cotton ball and electrical tape.
     
  6. Jakenhoss

    Jakenhoss Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Jeffers.com has blucoat (spelling correct) for a reasonable price. I keep it on hand just in case it is needed. Great stuff.
     
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  7. Jakenhoss

    Jakenhoss Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a bantam cochin roo who was getting his feathers pecked by my RIR, (RIP), and his foot got so infected that he now has a tumor on his foot. I took him to the vet thinking it was bumble foot, but no, that would be too easy to fix. He has a tumor that short of amputation there is nothing the vet can do. He looks as if he only has two toes but the third is actually under the tumor.

    [​IMG]

    This happened because of another chicken pecking the feathers off of his leg / foot. There was nothing that I could have done to prevent this.
    At first I used Blucoat and Nopeck, But it didn't seem to deter the others from doing what they do. He has gotten used to this but I believe it has to be painful at times.

    The moral to this is be careful when one of your flock gets a sore or gets cut somehow, because it could turn out to look like the above, Keep all cuts / sores covered as best as possible.

    Thanks for the interest and reading my post.
     
  8. orchidgazer

    orchidgazer Out Of The Brooder

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    I had the same experience with a hen. I tried to keep it clean and dry. She did heal, evidently she has a angel on her shoulders
     

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