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I noticed that at least one of my chicks has some sort of growths on her feet.  Not sure if it is bumble foot or something else.  I have three chicks that are just over one weak old.  I first noticed that her back toes were a little stubby with no claw.  I thought she had clumps of chick poo on her feet.  After washing her feet the "growths" are still there. 

 

What could this be and is there anything I can do about it?

 

 

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I noticed that at least one of my chicks has some sort of growths on her feet.  Not sure if it is bumble foot or something else.  I have three chicks that are just over one weak old.  I first noticed that her back toes were a little stubby with no claw.  I thought she had clumps of chick poo on her feet.  After washing her feet the "growths" are still there. 

 

What could this be and is there anything I can do about it?

 

 


​Are you sure it isn't really stubborn poo? I have had my chicks feet look just like that, and after letting them walk around in a basin with a 1/2 inch of warm soapy water it got soft and came off. If I didn't "soak" them first it was really hard to get it off even when I picked at it with my fingernails. I think they are too young to have bumble.

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I wondered if that could be the case.  Maybe I will send her for a foot soak at the spa.  I'll try that and see what happens.

 

Thanks

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Well, it was poop after all.  After a good foot soak I was able to get it off.  Boy that stuff gets hard.  I might consider using it as a wood filler.

 

Thanks for the suggestion.

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Well, it was poop after all.  After a good foot soak I was able to get it off.  Boy that stuff gets hard.  I might consider using it as a wood filler.

 

Thanks for the suggestion.


​No problem!

 

Your post reminded me of my first time dealing with that, I thought the same thing you did, that they had growths or some kind of foot fungus! Glad it came off, and yes it would make great wood putty.  ;0

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