Chicken Feet Help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jnickel, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. Jnickel

    Jnickel Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 (4) week old girls, that there toes are stiff and will not bend. Anyone every have this happen and what to do please.

    I appreciate any help.

    Thanks

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  2. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A pic would help [​IMG]
     
  3. Jnickel

    Jnickel Out Of The Brooder

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    See pic above.

    Thanks
     
  4. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The fact that this is affecting both of your chickens makes me think this is hereditary or related to nutrition or their environment. I believe some additional information would help people on here figure out what is causing this. Can you please answer the questions listed in the sticky at the top of this section? I copied them below for you.

    Welcome to BYC, BTW [​IMG]

    1) What type of bird , age and weight.
    2) What is the behavior, exactly.
    3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms?
    4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms?
    5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.
    6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation.
    7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all.
    8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc.
    9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far?
    10 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet?
    11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.
    12) Describe the housing/bedding in use.
     
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  5. Jnickel

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    1) What type of bird , age and weight. Sulton 4 weeks old
    2) What is the behavior, exactly. 1 week ago lazy sleeping
    3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms? 1 week
    4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms? lazy
    5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma. no
    6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation. heat maybe Live in Texas
    7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all. still drinking and eating
    8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc. brown and a little runny
    9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far? no
    10 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet? would like to treat my self
    11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help. already posted
    12) Describe the housing/bedding in use. they were outside but now inside
     
  6. Jnickel

    Jnickel Out Of The Brooder

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    PLease help...I don't know what to do. See above I have posted a picture and answered questions.
     
  7. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:I don't know what this is but I will try to offer a few suggestions until someone else can come along and take over. Have you tried soaking their feet in Epsom Salt and warm water or warm water and Dawn dishwashing liquid? Let's try to get those feet cleaned and perhaps a little massage and I will try to search and get back.
     
  8. Jnickel

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    Thanks, I will try
     
  9. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    What kind of flooring is your chicken on? What kinda bedding do you use?
     
  10. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I have tried to search the internet to find info about your chicken's feet but I can't find anything. [​IMG]
     

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