Help..terrible leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by PaulCM, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. PaulCM

    PaulCM Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]I need help ..hatched 5 Brahmas 5 months ago one developed a limp and died amonth ago, no sores not swollen no outward signs at all. One developed a leg
    problem a month ago little black and scaly and has just been getting worse and I don'tknow what to do.
    She walks no limp and eats well but it is swollen and looks horrible. Just took a photo think it smells a well. Please somebody help.
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2016
  2. Jackalope Vigil

    Jackalope Vigil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking she has mites?
     
  3. PaulCM

    PaulCM Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello Jackalope. .managed to download pic..think its more than mites.
     
  4. PaulCM

    PaulCM Out Of The Brooder

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  5. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Could she possible have had something get wrapped around her foot? (See where I have circled your photos) Looks like something is in the "wound".
    What does the bottom of the foot look like?
    I would soak the foot in warm epsom salt bath to soften the scales and then gently scrub with a soft toothebrush. Look closely to see if there is a piece of string in there?
    Apply some plain neosporin or vetericyn ointment.
    You will have to do this several days.
    Then see how it does. You may need to give antibiotics if the swelling and infection persists.
     
  6. PaulCM

    PaulCM Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much..will try that in the morning.
    9.28pm here.
     

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