leave the feet alone!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by coltsrox, May 1, 2008.

  1. coltsrox

    coltsrox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey my 7week year old rooster( i assume) is pecking at his own feet,and just today i noticed he had blood on his feet. also he is having a movment but it comes out normal looking poo but with white water, not like his normal diaherra.whats wrong?
     
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  2. coltsrox

    coltsrox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    come on people i need ur help..........
     
  3. petlove

    petlove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He might have mites. [​IMG]
     
  4. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I don't know what to say, try putting a little vick or something smelly on his feet? The pooh I have no idea.
    What about that stuff they use to keep kids from biting their fingernails? It's non-toxic.
     
  5. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    Yeah, sounds like he may have some parasites of some sort. So how old is he? 7 weeks or a year? And what is "normal" diarrhea?
     
  6. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Check his feet for scaley mites...these mites look like whitish or yellowish flakey scales...

    I would dust him, his brooder area and everything with a mite powder.
     
  7. coltsrox

    coltsrox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mites??!!!!!!!oh no! he is 7 weeks old and he has been living in my bedroom with his pullet. will she be infected? i do have that stuff that used to stop kids from biting their fingernails, but thats not poinsouns?(urgh can't spell!) is my bedroom infected? how did he get it?!!!!! where can i get mite powder? does my pullet need to be dusted in it too? the only time he went outside was when i took him outside with the pullet for 45minnutes..could it be from outside? should they be moved out of my room?
    his normal diaherra is just brown and runy.and he doens't have it consistently.
     
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  8. coltsrox

    coltsrox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    people i need more anwsers i'm going frantic i just moved them outside and its heart breaking them not being in my roomm keeping me up!!!!
     
  9. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicken mites don't effect people. For leg mites, to tell his scales on his legs and feet would be lifted. You can use Vaseline and rub it on their legs to kill the mites.

    Dust the area where they are staying, but I don't know how safe it is to have DE or Sevin Dust all over your bedroom. [​IMG] Anyway 7 weeks is old is old enough for him to be out in a coop, they no longer need heat and need to get out and get some fresh air.
     
  10. coltsrox

    coltsrox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    whats vaseline?like mite powder? do i put that thumb sucking stuff on him? i just wanted him to be in my room though cause i want to hear him and be with him until he was like 12weeks cause for me there is once in a lifetime thing. can i move him back in??
     

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