One of my girls, Ginger, has had very swollen feet for more than a month. Vet prescribed Meloxicam for pain and an antibiotic. No black spot on pad of foot so we think it's gout. Isolated her in my chicken hospital (playpen), she sits on shavings and gobbles down everything I put in front of her - now just fruit, oatmeal or steel-cut oats, lettuces and a little scratch - only 9% protein. Completely off laying mash. Very skinny, but seems in good spirits, just very tender feet.
Poop is runny (lots of watermelon) but semi-solid when there are more grains. Also cutting up frozen cherries thinking that might help with gout. Just received some Tricide-Neo in the mail and will start soakings today. Have mixed up concoctions with cod liver oil and ACV. If it's bumble foot I have everything to operate if needed (except courage).
I inherited the original flock with the house - Ginger is one of them so she could be old. Not sure what type she is. She's a very sweet girl and want to do what I can to help her. Am new to the BYC family and have learned so much from the postings. This is my first post so apologies in advance as I figure out how to reply/respond/use this site.
Here are a few photos.