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What's wrong with her feet?

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Not my chicken, but a friend's. She is having a hard time walking, she is a 2 year old brahma. That's all I know so far, will add more info if and when it comes in.

 

post #2 of 5

Yikes!it could be Scaly leg mites maybe... Anyways Hope it Feels Better!!


Edited by silver1polish - 11/22/15 at 7:49am
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On July, 28th 2016, I lost my Most Beloved Bird "Miss Red" She was a beautiful Rhode Island Red at 3 years old. She was the most perky, loving and tolerent bird i EVER had!!! Miss Red loved to go on walks and sit in laps. She even went to 2 parades and a 1st grade classroom. Please send loving notes here... http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1124787/give-thoughts-of-kindness
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post #3 of 5
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That's what I was thinking. She says it isn't warm to the touch and that her feet are really hard.

post #4 of 5

it almost looks like some kind of allergic reaction but i don't know if chickens have allergic reactions.

On July, 28th 2016, I lost my Most Beloved Bird "Miss Red" She was a beautiful Rhode Island Red at 3 years old. She was the most perky, loving and tolerent bird i EVER had!!! Miss Red loved to go on walks and sit in laps. She even went to 2 parades and a 1st grade classroom. Please send loving notes here... http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1124787/give-thoughts-of-kindness
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On July, 28th 2016, I lost my Most Beloved Bird "Miss Red" She was a beautiful Rhode Island Red at 3 years old. She was the most perky, loving and tolerent bird i EVER had!!! Miss Red loved to go on walks and sit in laps. She even went to 2 parades and a 1st grade classroom. Please send loving notes here... http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1124787/give-thoughts-of-kindness
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post #5 of 5

There is scaly leg mites by the loose scales, but there could be another disease process such as gout or an infection in the bones. Bacteria such as mycoplasma synovitis, staphylococcal, E.coli, and others may infect the bones. Most feed store antibiotics would probably be too weak for some infections, although MS is sometimes treated with Tylan. Also this time of year with freezing temperatures, chickens may get their feet wet and suffer frostbite which can cause swelling in mild cases, and dead black toes in severe cases.  I would take her to a vet. Here is some information to read:

http://www.thepoultrysite.com/publications/6/diseases-of-poultry/232/gout/

http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/poultry/disorders_of_the_skeletal_system/infectious_skeletal_disorders_in_poultry.html

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/33903/scaly-leg-mites-need-best-easiest-quickest-solution-scaley/570

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