Inflamed skin at base of feather shaft on feather footed rooster.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BronteBlu, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. BronteBlu

    BronteBlu Out Of The Brooder

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    I just logged on after washing the feet of my rooster who is also getting over Fowl Pox. I noted that the feather shafts at the base nearest the skin are also inflamed. I looked at his feet and it actually looks a little like the pox on his face, although not as bad. Could there be 2 things going on? The pox and mites? *sigh* If it's not one thing it's another!

    Will pouring on mineral oil help, as I've read vegetable and olive oil will?
     
  2. CTChick

    CTChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my new silkies (came from same breeder but different coops) has thick scaly feet but no other problems. I soaked his feet in the sink, in about 3" of warm water and epsom salt. Then I used a toothbrush and scrubbed them really good. I let them dry, and coated with with baby Vik's vapor rub - I really worked it in.

    I got all these hints off this site - plan to do soak/scrub/rub twice a week for as long as it takes. I read you can use camphor phenique liquid as a rub, too. Also vaseline or mineral oil. What works best?

    Laura
     

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