Help,black lesions on bottom of feet.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lisas, May 30, 2008.

  1. lisas

    lisas Out Of The Brooder

    24
    0
    22
    Mar 31, 2008
    I have a young pullet with black lesions on the bottom of her toes and at the end of her toes,also has one on her beak.She sits around with her eyes shut alot but the eye ointment does not seem to help.I just noticed the sores today. Does any one have any insight into this. Thanks Lisa
     
  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

    4,394
    33
    253
    Mar 23, 2008
    Bailey, Mississippi.
    Sounds like Fowl pox comes from misquitos. nasty little disease... I cant quite remember all of the cures. but i heard you can put toothpaste on the sores to dry it up. Or black shoe polish. so people use magic markers. I HAVE NEVER TRIED ANY OF THESE CURES. but any of the old timers will tell you thats what you need to do... Separate from the flock.



    EDIT, forgot to add. after they have fowl pox. there is no cure exactly. Its a disease you have to let run its course. the above just Dries to sores up. and they go away faster.. Of course. i have never tried these methods. just what i heard. but if i do catch fowl pox. i will find out for myself i guess?, AND ALSO. after touching the hen, wash your shoes/clothes etc before handling any other chicken. if not. the others have a good chance of catching the disease as well.

    -Daniel


    Edit:.. also.. could you try and get pics?. maybe easier to tell what it is exactly then. EDIT.. 3rd time.. ok, i found a link on fowlpox. https://www.backyardchickens.com/LC-diseases-AvianPox.html It may help you. may not.
     
    Last edited: May 30, 2008

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by