Brahma with bad feet.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by stuart625, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. stuart625

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    I recently bought a trio of brahma chickens from a poultry auction. In haste I bid for them without fully inspecting them (lesson learned). I have since noticed that the cock has an issue with his feet, one of the end of his toes seems to gone and the remaining area is all red.

    What would you recommend I should do to care for this to make it's life more comfortable?
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    The pic quality is not good enough to really see what is going on. Does he have scaly leg mites? Or is the redness coming from around the feathering?
     
  3. stuart625

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    Hi, We don't think its mites the redness is around the part of the toe thats still remaining.
     
  4. dawg53

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    Try putting Nu-Stock on his feet and toes. It's for horses, comes in a large plastic tube. Make sure you read the directions, it explains it all. It's all natural ingredients. Works great for what you're dealing with...minor abrasions, small wounds, scaly leg mites etc....
     
  5. chickengoatpony

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    Hi to the Brahma with bad feet, I have a two year old brahma rooster that I have had since he was 8months old. His feet have the same issues. I have used bag balm on them with good results but would need to apply it daily for true effectiveness. I am wondering if this is a breed issue due to the large amount of feathering on their legs? Also, recently he has really started acting droopy and I can hear him breathe. Is this heavy breed prone to congestive heart failure as well? He is very large. All my other chickens are healthy including several Brahma hens from the same breeder. Their feet are fine and they are still great foragers and layers at 3 years old. If you have found any cure's for the feet issue please let me know. And if anyone knows if brahmas are prone to CHF let me know. Thanks. Don't want the big guy to suffer.
     
  6. CMV

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    He won't suffer long with CHF, and it is not really "suffering" as we know it. He will just tire easily, get winded quickly, gradually lose condition and then probably just drop dead one day. Sorry to put it so bluntly. Roos have an increased risk of heart-related issues just like any other male, and big boys have an even greater risk than your smaller guys. I would not put him down unless he is actively ill. Heart problems don't really cause too much problem for chickens except that they kill them younger. It's usually a pretty quick death, though. You may have heard the term "flip" or "flipover"? It is a term that is often used when discussing CXs, and it refers to sudden deaths, generally heart-related. The CX is walking around without a care in the world when it suddenly flips over onto its back and dies. It is heart failure. And it is very sudden and quick. There may be a few seizure-type movements in between the flip and death, but that's it and that is probably just reflexive movements that don't mean anything.

    I hope this helps. Good luck.
     
  7. chickengoatpony

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    Thankyou for the advice. Maybe the heavy breathing is a respiratory infection. I have read on here about flip and that makes sense. Also wondering if the feet problems have given him a secondary infection? Thanks this is a fun site to chat chickens.
     

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