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My silkie chickens have balls at the end of there toes! Any ideas?
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It would be most helpful if you would take some photos and post them so that we can see what you are seeing - it could be any number of things.

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Are you talking about mud balls.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Originally Posted by thiebert View Post

My silkie chickens have balls at the end of there toes! Any ideas?


Make sure that their bedding is clean and dry, and try to prevent them from getting into mud. Soak their feet in warm soapy water for at least 30 minutes to try and soften the mud balls. They can be hard to remove.  This may take some time and muscle. Use pine shavings or sand for bedding, since it will stay drier.


Edited by Eggcessive - 10/1/15 at 8:17pm
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I just resently got these chickens from the local agricultural market. I put hay down in their run. I hope this helps. I'll soak their feet this weekend. I'm hoping they stay still enough for me lol so far they seem to be skid dish around people! Thank you
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