Blue Silkie feet

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jgcalifornia, Dec 2, 2016.

  1. jgcalifornia

    jgcalifornia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know if these feet look normal for a blue silkie?
    She has these tough whitish chunks around her toes and sometimes they fall off. She has always had rough looking feet and toes but I don't really have anything to compare her to so thought I would ask.

    Thanks!


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  2. newhenintown

    newhenintown Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't have Silkies but my mother has a ton of them and from what I've seen it doesn't look normal but hopefully a more experienced person will be along shortly to help.
     
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  3. newhenintown

    newhenintown Out Of The Brooder

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    I googled and I believe they should look like this...normal chickens feet with feathers of course though.

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  4. Sherloki

    Sherloki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Scaly leg mites maybe? I know they certainly don't look normal, but beyond that I'm unsure.
     
  5. minichicks05

    minichicks05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, that is a pretty severe scaly leg mite case!
     
  6. jgcalifornia

    jgcalifornia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for all the info.
    I thought so to at first but there are never any mites on her feet or toes.
     
  7. Sherloki

    Sherloki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From the little I know, I think they're pretty hard to see as they're normally under the scales of the leg/foot, the symptoms are what is typically visible. I'd treat for scaly leg mites.
     
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  8. jgcalifornia

    jgcalifornia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Copy that.
    I soak her feet about twice a week which loosens everything up. But I will see what I can do about treatment.
    Thanks everyone! :)
     
  9. Weehopper

    Weehopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go down to your feed store, and get a can of Bag Balm. Slather that stuff all over those legs. Repeat as necessary until the legs are normal looking. It suffocates the mites, and is somewhat medicinal.
     
  10. jgcalifornia

    jgcalifornia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will do. I've been doing coconut oil but will give the Bag Balm a try.
    Thanks for the info.
     

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