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two day old chick with broken in half toe

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by HollyTrujillo84, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. HollyTrujillo84

    HollyTrujillo84 New Egg

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    I just recieved an order of 25 chicks. Two of which have a broken toe. The SLW, her toe is in two, but still attached, there is some small dried blood, but I don't know what to do. Do I use a nail trimmer and finish the job or leave it alone. The chick is acting lathargic and wants to be alone from all the others. She kept going into a corner by herself, so I took a plastic container and put her in it inside of the brooder with paper towels, water and food (and two meal worms to tempt her) HELP I don't know what to do.

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  2. Kirk332

    Kirk332 New Egg

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    Hi there,
    I'm certainly no expert on chicken's, having only owned my six for a total of three months now, but please read my recent post regarding a broken leg with one of mine chickens. (https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/740920/please-help-with-a-broken-foot-leg#post_10489338). I would suggest keeping the chick seperated as you have done, keep it warm with a light and monitor the temperature carefully. Not sure about the worms but I guess it depends on how old the chicks are. Good luck!
     
  3. Gargoyle

    Gargoyle Overrun With Chickens

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    If you trim it back too far it will bleed heavily. However, something hanging loose and already clotted up could probably be trimmed. Clean it well, use a non-pain relieving antiseptic (blue kote if you have it), perhaps wrap it to avoid dirt/infection.
     

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