I have a 4 week old RIR chick that has developed small sores on her feet. They started as small scabby areas around the knuckles of her toes, and more began appearing, on both feet. Now some areas actually have skin peeling off. She walks fine, pecks and keeps up with the other birds. She still eats and drinks well, and is even competitive for treats. I also haven't noticed any of the others pecking her feet or bothering the areas. The birds have the same pine bedding I've always used, and none of the other birds have any lesions. I have looked at pictures of bumble foot and scaly leg mite, and that is not what these look like. I began treatment putting neosporin on the areas. That didn't seem to help, and so after reading about mites I tried coating her legs in vegetable oil. Also no help. I've just gotten VetRX oil to put on her legs (recommended by the people at my farmer's co-op). If anyone can tell me what this is, a better way to treat it, or any advice at all, I would appreciate. The link below should direct you to a photo- I hope.
Edited by lindseyg - 7/5/09 at 9:35pm