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  1. cool chick

    cool chick Out Of The Brooder

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    my chicken Joe is sick and I don't know what to do his foot is swollen badly and (he's crippled) I'll put pictures up but can someone help me. and also can you use new born diapers as a chicken diaper?
     
  2. Molpet

    Molpet Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. cool chick

    cool chick Out Of The Brooder

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    it doesn't have a scab or anything on it
     
  4. Molpet

    Molpet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look between the toes, there are glands there that can get plugged up
    edit to add: have you soaked the foot?
     
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  5. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens can also get gout in their feet. Can you post any pictures?
     
  6. cool chick

    cool chick Out Of The Brooder

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    it's like starting to peel
     
  7. cool chick

    cool chick Out Of The Brooder

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  8. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look up gout in chickens. It's often caused by kidney problems related to feeding too much calcium to roosters and non-laying chickens.
     
  9. Naomi142

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    That looks pretty bad you might want to take it to a vet. Looks like an infection as well it must be painful. I do not know anything about gout in chickens but I had it once myself and it is painful. The vet might have a type of medication to get rid of the Crystal buildup like people are given. It doesn't hurt to check.I hope it gets better soon
     
  10. myhen7coop

    myhen7coop Out Of The Brooder

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    His leg looks broken and if that was my rooster I would put him down [​IMG]
     
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