Swollen Leg due to band on leg not being removed timely

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by wellschicks, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. wellschicks

    wellschicks New Egg

    Feb 18, 2014
    We are new to the chicken world and stuipldy did not take off the bands on their legs until I noticed their legs were getting swollen. All of them seem to be find except the largest chick (an ameraucana). This chick bottom half of one leg is very swollen. I have been putting Neosporin on the sore as it appears to maybe be infected. The chick is having trouble walking on it. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated - I feel so bad about it! thanks so much wellschicks
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Probably the best thing to do for her now is to do warm epsom salt soaks to her legs twice a day for 10-15 minutes. Dry thoroughly, then apply Neosporin or Triple Antibiotic ointment. Hopefully the tissue will recover, and no permanent damage was done. I'm glad you caught this because this happens a lot when chicks grow so fast.

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