hard round balls on the toes

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by stairman53, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. stairman53

    stairman53 New Egg

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    A couple of my rhode island reds have what looks like hard balls of droppings? on the toenails of their feet.....is this a problem and what is the solution.....no, pedicures are out!
     
  2. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
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    It can get pretty caked on there and get bigger and bigger and make it difficult for them to walk, among other things.

    You can soak them in water a bit and get it off that way.
     
  3. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, so pedicures are out, but how about foot baths?

    One of my hen's had a ball of our clay soil caked around her toenaill, and that's what I did. She squawked and struggled, but after a few minutes in the water the ball of soil loosened enough so that I could remove it.
     
  4. PoultryPam

    PoultryPam Out Of The Brooder

    I try to check mine every couple of days cause that stuff gets hard as concrete!
     
  5. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    like it or not, a pedicure is what is needed with a nice soothing foot wash. [​IMG]

    You have to get it off. If left the balls can eventually lead to deformity of the nail or even the toe. Soak it and then pick it off.

    Matt
     
  6. bali

    bali New Egg

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    Thanks It works
     

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