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how do i get mud balls off her toes?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chickenrandomness, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. I GOT CHICKS TODAY!!!!!! YAHOO!!!!!!! but one problem, Natty the NHR has many mud balls on her toes, how do i get them off?
  2. zippitydooda

    zippitydooda Songster

    Apr 23, 2010
    Ottawa, Ohio
    Wash her feet?
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Soak and wash.

    And then keep them from getting that way again....
  4. Get a bucket of warm water and put zed chicken in zed bucket xD
  5. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

    May 25, 2007
    SW Wisconsin
    You can use soak them until they come off or crack them off with some pliers, just squeeze until they shatter.

    I once visited a coop where the hens had been running around in mud and fairly neglected. They had mud balls on their claws the size of walnuts. Many of them could barely walk. I found a hammer laying around and just smashed the balls. They crumbled and fell off.
  6. nanawendy

    nanawendy Songster

    Dec 28, 2009
    Bellingham Wa
    Last spring I picked up 4 black stars and thought they had bumble feet or something. I even took pictures and posted them. I felt silly when I found out it was mud [​IMG] I'm glad you knew what was wrong.
  7. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Songster

    Dec 28, 2009
    soak the toes, and peel it off GENTLY...once it is all off, put some scarlett oil or neosporin on the feet if they are cracked or anything..

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