Originally Posted by Summers
Thank you very much for the replies. I told my husband about the surgery and he said he would rather not try and do that because it would probably be painful to her. We were going to try and do the soaking first. How much of the Tricide Neo and then also the Epsom salt do you add to warm water for the 2 foot baths? I had seen on a few sites that they should be kept seperate from the others but if we wrap her feet with gauze and vet tape after the soaks will we be able to keep her with the others? We don't have a seperate area right now to put her since we also have a young hen from a different group seperated that I have been treating for crook neck for about 7 weeks now (she is much better and only has the occasional attack). But if we need to seperate Taco also we will have to figure something out for her. Also can the Tricide Neo and vet tape be bought at a pet store? Sorry for all the questions. Just want to make sure we do this right.
On the container of the Epsom salt it will tell you how much to add to the warm water. They do not have to be seperate from the other chickens as long as their feet are wrapped up (I have had a hen with bumblefoot. We wrapped up her feet and put her back with the other chickens because we didn't have a seperate area for her either). The vet tape can be bought at the pet store, CVS, etc. Easy to find. I believe with the Tricide Neo you have to order it online. Between $20 and $30 I believe. I do not know how much Tricide Neo you have to add, you would have to find out from someone who has used it before.
It's fine for all the questions! I would be doing exactly what you are.