Sumatra Roo with swollen foot

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Rare Feathers Farm, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    My Sumatra rooster decided to pick a fight (through the wire) with my Crevecoeur roo. He sliced the back of his leg open (right where his "thumb" and leg join together. I cleaned it out & put him on antibiotics. That was a week ago. The leg is now swollen (larger than the other one) and he's not really limping but stands one-legged a lot now. [​IMG] I've recaptured him and cleaned it up again and the wound is almost non-existent already but the leg is still puffy. I still have him on antibiotics.

    Is there anything I can do for the swelling?

    Oh and he's got fresh pine shavings (about 6" in the coop) and new sand in the run.
  2. lalaland

    lalaland Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 26, 2008
    Pine County MN
    wish I had advice for you - I'm wondering if the wound got clean enough - maybe it has closed up over an infection. You could try soaking in warm water with dish soap, hard to do I know but alot of times chickens will relax in the hot water after a while.

    Can you search for info on the antibiotic you are using? you may not be using the best one for wounds - what kind are you using?

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