Stepped on chicken foot

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by leislweh, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. leislweh

    leislweh New Egg

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    Our chicken's foot was stepped on accidentally by a large person. Today the chicken is not putting weight on the foot. She's eating very little. We've moved hoer into a box inside and working on letting her rest. We've also put hydrogen peroxide and iodine on it where it looks like some blood vessels may have popped/ little swollen. Any advice on what else we can do? How can we know if it's broken?
     
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  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sorry about your bird. If it is broken, it will be very swollen. Pick the bird up and gently move the toes around. If she is in horrible pain when you only move them, they might be broken. If you can move them around and she seems fairly ok with no weight on the toes, then maybe they are just bruised. I would towel up the bird and inspect the toes this way. Compare them to the other good toes. Then you use an ice pack on her toes for 15 mins every few hours. Don't freeze the skin. So you might put the ice back in a thin towel or sock so the skin doesn't get frozen. The ice well help with pain and inflammation. You can also give her half of a baby asprin 2 times day. Break a baby asprin in half and put a half in a raisin. Feed this half in the morning and the other half in the evening. Baby asprin only. No adult asprins. I would use asprin for a week or two until you get it healed.

    Keep her in a very tiny area so she does not get up much...food and water right there in her face. You will also want to post this in our emergency section for more input on this....https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

    I hope you can get her back on her feet soon. [​IMG]
     
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  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! sorry about your chicken, TwoCrows gave you some good suggestions and link, hope the bird recovers.
     
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  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. X3 on the advice and link by TwoCrows. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. I hope your chicken recovers. Good luck.
     
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  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Sorry about your bird!![​IMG]
     
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  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. Sorry to hear about your bird- I hope she gets better!
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Please let us know how it turns out - we really get concerned about the birds. Hoping for the best possible conclusion.
     
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  8. leislweh

    leislweh New Egg

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    She's doing better. We've let her join the girls for a little while the last couple days and today she wouldn't stay in her box so we've fully immersed her back in the coop/run. She is putting a little weight on the foot to hobble but it is still bruised in color and she's not spreading her toes as much as she should.
     
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  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I'm glad she's doing better. Hopefully she will continue to recover.
     
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  10. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    That is great news!! I hope she continues to make a full recovery! :)
     
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