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Large hard growth between toes

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by calliepax, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. calliepax

    calliepax Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a hen that has this growth on top of and between her toes. I brought her in, cleaned it up and thought it might be soft and need to be drained. But, it is hard and when I did try to lance it, there was only a small amount of blood that came out. Does anyone know what this might be and how to treat it? I do not have a Vet that works on chickens close by.[​IMG]
     
  2. jlbkinor

    jlbkinor Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a hen with a similar lump between her toes but not nearly as large as your hen's lump. My hen's is same color as her feet. Your hen's looks like a tumor of some kind to me. Does it interfere with her walking or roosting?
     
  3. girls and guineas

    girls and guineas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a silkie hen that has a growth on the top of her foot. I have been spraying it with Vetricin, but hasn't helped.
    Today I decided to separate her and give her some antibiotics in her water. I don't know what caused it, and what to do??
    I also sprayed her feet with olive oil, as they look gnarled and bumpy.
     
  4. calliepax

    calliepax Out Of The Brooder

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    It doesn't seem it interfere with her walking or roosting at all. It just looks pretty bad and I have no clue what to do about it.
     
  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Was she vaccinated for Mareks disease?
     
  6. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My thoughts exactly because I learned from eggcessive that mareks can cause tumors.
     
  7. calliepax

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    Unfortunately I do not know because the whole flock was given to me about 8 months ago. They came from someone who's husband died and she couldn't take care of them any longer.
     
  8. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you don't know the history, I usually lean on the side of no vaccinations. but if it is not impeding anything then she should be fine.
     

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