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Foot Issues . . .fungus? PICS ADDED!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pixiechick, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. pixiechick

    pixiechick Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Jonesborough, TN
    We have a chicken that was given to us with terrible feet. Think very long claws many of which have completely broken off. The skin is also very crusty and gross. The poor old thing limps a lot so I know she's not comfortable. I'm thinking she might have some kind of fungus. Is there anything I can do for her?

    Ok, here are the pictures. This is after we washed her feet.

    Poor, pretty girl:(
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2008
  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    Aww poor thing...glad you took her in. I don't know what to tell you but I thought I would bump your post to see if there are some others who know what this may be..hope she is alright!
  3. flip9109

    flip9109 Songster

    Jan 14, 2008
    st paul mn
    can you post a pic?
  4. pixiechick

    pixiechick Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Jonesborough, TN
    I can't post any pics tonight. I'll try to tomorrow.
  5. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Are the scales lifted up?
  6. Dodgegal79

    Dodgegal79 Songster

    Dec 1, 2007
    Princeton BC Canada
    I would say scale mites, there are lots of post on here about it.
  7. sammi

    sammi Songster

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    most likely Scaley Leg (mites)

    lots of posts here..
    some scrub the legs with a soft brush..
    then coat the legs with Bag Balm, or vaseline..some use Vicks..this will smother the mites.
    if she has open sores..antibiotic ointment (such as polysporin or neosporin)can be used.
    continue to coat the legs regularly..and treat the bird for mites..

    best for Scaley Leg is Ivomec drops on back of neck..
    (Ivomec will also worm the birds)

    link to info:


    sounds like she might have had them for a while..and could also have a bacterial or fungal infection..
    a vet product called Panalog, also Animax..is an ointment that will treat both bacterial and fungal infections.
    if she has a bad bacterial (staph), she might need Pen-G procaine.

    if you can post a pic it will be easier to know for sure if it's Scaley leg.
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2008
  8. pixiechick

    pixiechick Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Jonesborough, TN
    I think ya'll might be right about the leg mites but, if so, its by far the worst case I've seen (looked at pics online). I'm gonna try to wash her feet, etc. tonight and I'll take some pics then. Thanks for the input. I'll keep you posted.
  9. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    I was given a chicken once with scaley leg mite. Vaseline cured it rather quickly, but the damage was done. She lost two toes.
  10. pixiechick

    pixiechick Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Jonesborough, TN
    I added pictures. Let me know what ya'll think.

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