foot scabs never gone

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mavrik, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. Mavrik

    Mavrik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A few months ago I noticed scabs on ten feet, so I did the normal treatment for bumblefoot (soaks, Baytril, etc) and picked scabs off. After two weeks of this, I stopped and left un-bandaged. Couple of months latter, the scabs are still there, not growing (well, one is growing), pads are not swelling. What could be the problem?
     
  2. Chicken_Pauper

    Chicken_Pauper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On ten feet? 10 feet? Well, there is a cause.. must be something irritating their feet, repeatedly, constantly... is the roost rough, has it got splinters or rough spots on it? Do you need to sand it down to smooth it out?
    Or is there something else they are walking on or roosting on that is irritating their feet? Is it only hens, or do the roosters have it, too? If it is only hens, what is in their nesting boxes?
    Well... do a Search here on BYC: "Causes for Bumblefoot"... and even just "Bumblefoot" to make sure if that is what is going on?
    There would be swelling and pain, limping with Bumblefoot.
    I don't know enough to help you, sorry. I can only suggest you use the Search here to check on symptoms and causes.

    Good luck.
     
  3. Mavrik

    Mavrik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was all though finding a source and I made many corrections, to coop, roosts, more litter, removing certain plants, etc, etc, etc. I've had these hens for 4-6 years (different ages).
     
  4. Chicken_Pauper

    Chicken_Pauper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have made corrections, fixed up any rough edges, etc.... maybe they just need time to heal?

    Please, do use the Search...

    Good luck.
     
  5. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    Pics would be nice...
     

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