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Slightly swollen itchy peeling toes

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I have a Millie Fleur OEGB pullet that I noticed was sitting a lot. At first I thought she was practicing nesting, as she is really close to point of lay. But the second day, I picked her up and saw she had slightly swollen outer toes (both feet) with a little discoloration and what looks like peeling skin on the inside of the outer toes. It must be itchy to Millie because she cannot stop picking at it. I put nu-stock on her feet after ruling out bumblefoot and mites, but she kept picking at her feet and I was worried she'd eat all the nu-stock right off so I put her feet in little plastic baggies with a bit of dry paper towel and closed them securely but not tightly with twist ties. She of course didn't like that either and wouldn't stop trying to tear the plastic so I put her in a dark place and went to work.
Here are some pics of what I saw and did:









I am thinking about putting coconut oil mixed with a couple of drops of oregano oil on her feet in case it's an infection, and maybe some raw honey for fast healing.
I can't figure out what it is or what may be causing it. It looks almost like her feet are bruised, but I can't think of any time she could've gotten them caught in anything or crushed under!
The irritation she is experiencing is also puzzling me.
Anyone got any ideas?

7 hens/pullets, 1 golden duckwing something or other roo, 1 turkey hen, 27 chickies in the brooder, 1 dog, 2 cats, 2 fish tanks.

Have we reached our limit yet???

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7 hens/pullets, 1 golden duckwing something or other roo, 1 turkey hen, 27 chickies in the brooder, 1 dog, 2 cats, 2 fish tanks.

Have we reached our limit yet???

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What are you using for bedding? Do any of the other chickens have a problem? Is it wet or damp where she roams around?

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What are you using for bedding? Do any of the other chickens have a problem? Is it wet or damp where she roams around?
Thanks for the reply!
I have them on wood shavings (flake) from TSC and it's pretty clean and dry but she had been sitting under the waterer (I do the nipple waterers) so I moved them to all fresh bedding, this time it is cypress. I think the other was pine and I realize it might be irritating but no one else with her has had any issue.

She keeps tearing off the baggies but since I started the nu-stock, she is walking better and not picking at her feet as much so I may just try putting it on her feet once or twice a day uncovered.

Hopefully there will be more suggestions and troubleshooting advice!

7 hens/pullets, 1 golden duckwing something or other roo, 1 turkey hen, 27 chickies in the brooder, 1 dog, 2 cats, 2 fish tanks.

Have we reached our limit yet???

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7 hens/pullets, 1 golden duckwing something or other roo, 1 turkey hen, 27 chickies in the brooder, 1 dog, 2 cats, 2 fish tanks.

Have we reached our limit yet???

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I went to the beach for a couple of days last week and when I got back the swelling had gone down on some of the toes and I saw that it had scabbed over in some places. I bought blu-kote for her and it would seem like she is improving, though more difficult to tell with the blue dye.

7 hens/pullets, 1 golden duckwing something or other roo, 1 turkey hen, 27 chickies in the brooder, 1 dog, 2 cats, 2 fish tanks.

Have we reached our limit yet???

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7 hens/pullets, 1 golden duckwing something or other roo, 1 turkey hen, 27 chickies in the brooder, 1 dog, 2 cats, 2 fish tanks.

Have we reached our limit yet???

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