Fat or fungus feet?

chicken1234

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Does Grandma have fungus feet? I don't know much about her as she was bought a couple weeks ago at a meat bird auction. I wanted to give her a nice retirement home but if she has fungus I need to fix this. Also where or why would a chicken get this?? Thanks for referring me here Jed :frow

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What do her leg scales look like?
What breed is she supposed to be?
She does have somewhat fat feet, but if she is/was designated as a "meat bird", then genetics and how she was fed would play a part.
I don't see anything that says fungus, maybe I'm wrong. Could be the way she was kept and/or fed as well.
You can always wash the legs for a few days and apply some type of oil or ointment to them and see if that makes a difference.
I would check her closely for lice/mites, consider getting a fecal float to check for worms and keep her quarantined for 30days to monitor her for any other signs of illness.
 

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Does she have any limping? Does one foot look bigger? Her feet look a bit fat in the pictures. It would be difficult to know if there is anything wrong, but sometimes gout can make the feet fat and lumpy-looking. Gout is the accumulation of uric acid crystals in the feet and orther organs from kidney damage. Does she have any loose scales on her legs? It may not be anything wrong at all, but here is some info on articular gout:
http://www.thepoultrysite.com/articles/3509/gout-management-in-poultry/
 

chicken1234

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Thank you for the quick replies! She gets around fine, flies up to perch and back down with no trouble that I can see. Her poop is normal and I've gone over her looking for any indication of parasites and she looks good. The scales on her legs look fine just her feet look fat. I posted on another thread to figure out her breed and was told she is a orpington. She was being sold for meat and was pretty dirty when I got her. I do have ivermec pour on for cattle as well as the ivermec injection type as well as DE should I dose her as a precaution?
 

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