scabs on toes

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rottlady, May 23, 2016.

  1. rottlady

    rottlady Songster

    Mar 20, 2016
    Georges Mills, NH
    out of 11 three week old chicks 3-4 of them have a couple scabs on their toes. I have never seen anything happen to them nor ever see them pick at each other.
    They seem very healthy, eats TONS of food have nice normal poop and aside from an occasional sneeze (shaving dust??? no nasal discharge at all) they seem fine
    any clues?

  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    They could be pecking each other, or they could be scraping the toes on something sharp. BluKote or a little iodine might help to hide the wounds from pecking, and to prevent infection.

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