Toe injury

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by KellyG8, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. KellyG8

    KellyG8 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone!

    Today I noticed one of my hens limping. I inspected both legs and found nothing out of the ordinary. A little later I noticed her standing in just one leg, with the other tucked completely up. When I looked her over more closely, I noticed something wrong with her toe nail. I don't know if it broke off or is growing back, but it's red, short, and is certainly bothering her. Tonight I just cleaned it with hydrogen peroxide and a little antibiotic ointment. Any ideas?

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    Thanks so much for any help. So thankful to have this group to turn in during times like this. :)
     
  2. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    Not sure what happened to her toe but it looks painful! If it's mucky clean with hydrogen peroxide, otherwise just plain soap and water. Antibiotic ointment is good - can you keep her on clean bedding etc. for a few days so she doesn't get dirt into the area? Let us know how it goes..[​IMG]
     
  3. KellyG8

    KellyG8 Out Of The Brooder

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    My poor girl - I've been cleaning it everyday and it's less red. Still is swollen though. Tried wrapping it, but only stayed on for a couple hours. (See picture for a laugh!) She continues to limp, but seems happy otherwise. I guess I'll just continue doing what I'm doing now unless someone has any other advice or experience.

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  4. KellyG8

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    I just wanted to update this thread. Her toe nail ended up falling all of the way off. I cleaned it frequently with hydrogen peroxide to try and avoid infection. It's almost been two months and the nail has almost completely grown back. [​IMG]
     
  5. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nice job! :thumbsup
     

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