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 Crossing the Road

    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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