Stepped on chicken foot

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by leislweh, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. leislweh

    leislweh Hatching

    Aug 17, 2014
    Portland, OR
    Our chicken's foot was stepped on accidentally by a large foot. Today the chicken is not putting weight on the foot. She's eating very little. We've moved her 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?
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member 7 Years

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Welcome to BYC. Keeping her confined in a small space to rest the leg as you are is best. The foot could have been crushed or broken, and breaks are usually evident by a lot of swelling and bruising. Since it was a foot and not the leg, I wouldn't splint it. Broken bones take 2 weeks minimum to heal, and more is better. To keep her a part of her flock, I would cage her in the coop and run with the chickens in a crate where they can see her.

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