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Three week old chick with broken toe !

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JGardiner, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. JGardiner

    JGardiner New Egg

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    I have a three week old leghorn that broke his toe trying to get out of his box . should I splint it , I am not sure if it's the toe or actual foot . it's black n blue with a tiny sore . what should i do ?
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Sorry to hear about your chick. Could you take a pic and post in the emergency section? Here is the link ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

    For something broken quick action is needed to try and correct the break before the bones heal in the wrong place. I'm sure members in the emergencies section will be able to help you.

    Wishing you the very best of luck with your chick :fl
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I agree with Yorkshire Coop, if you can't take him to a vet please do post on the ER site ASAP!!.. Did he lose just the nail, or broke the toe?
     
  4. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello and good luck with your chick.

    All the best
    CT
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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