Foot Injury

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jllracer55, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. jllracer55

    jllracer55 Chirping

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    Looking for some advice as to what might be going wrong with this chickens left foot? She is limping from it quite excessively.
     

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  2. A_Fowl_Guy

    A_Fowl_Guy Crowing

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  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Looks like it could be from mites, might also be an infection from them.
     
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  4. A_Fowl_Guy

    A_Fowl_Guy Crowing

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    So the recommendation for the mites would be a warm soak, exfoliate the leg, and olive oil (personal preference). Infection treatment?
     
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  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Yeah, I would soak, debride, treat for lice with ivermectin and I might give some amoxicillin too.
     
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  6. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Crossing the Road

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    Where do you live? Is it cold winter or freezing temps? Any chance of frostbite? It kind of looks like an injury with swelling of the toes, discoloration, and scabbing. Could she have been stepped on or had the foot crushed or injured under something? I would soak the feet in warm Epsom salts daily and apply some antibiotic ointment to the scabby area twice a day.

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  7. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Did you candle today?

    What do the bottom of the feet look like? Can you get a picture of them?
     
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  8. jllracer55

    jllracer55 Chirping

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    I personally wondered if it was related to the cold. Sorry I thought my profile had location.. but I am in Iowa so yes it has been a very cold winter here.. last week had temps that were feel like down to -50, real temp was somewhere between -10 to -20. But a section of the coop has some insulated walls in it on purpose to help with cold temps, based off of what I saw today it looks like during the day the birds huddle together in this cold area. I was hoping maybe an epson salt soaking would help her, I will try that tomorrow now that I didn't get back to the post until late, and get a picture of the bottom of her foot. sure hope its not frost bite :/ I added wood shavings to the coop trying to help warm the floor.. have no other heat source I can add besides a heat lamp and everyone keeps saying NO NO NO because its such a bad fire hazard.
     
  9. Kris5902

    Kris5902 Songster

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    Following... I think you hit the nail on the head in the title “foot Injury”. Agree with @Eggcessive could there have been a trauma or crushing incident?
     
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  10. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Did you candle today?

    I don't deal with frostbite issues ever...so I don't know a thing about it.
    If it is frostbite would it be bad to Epsom salt soak her?
     

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