Mail order chicks with sores on their feet

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by craychixlay, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. craychixlay

    craychixlay Chirping

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    Hi, I just opened up a box of my mail order chicks. They we're in the mail less than 24 hrs. They were supposed to be day olds but there were a couple older ones in the box. The box smelled horrid. There was a dead baby in the water bowl :( most of them had severe butt paste so I washed them all. I noticed several of them had sores on their feet. They are swedish flowery hens. Do you think it's disease? Help! Like an idiot I just threw them in with my ameraucanas I hatched out. Now I'm worried!
     

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  2. RodNTN

    RodNTN Hatchaolic

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    Poor things! Great job on cleaning them up :hugs They could have been in that box for a while :(
    I'll tag some experts on this:
    @casportpony @azygous @Wyorp Rock
     
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  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Looks like urine burns to me.
     
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  4. craychixlay

    craychixlay Chirping

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    Thank you! I'm hoping that's all it is! Should I spray them with anything? They are in fresh new bedding.
     
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  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    I would just clean them with mild soap and water.
     
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  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    and since some had pasty butt, keep a close eye on their poops.
     
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    RodNTN Hatchaolic

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    You're welcome! X2 @casportpony, just gently clean them with soap and water. That's great, they should start recovering soon.
     
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  8. craychixlay

    craychixlay Chirping

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    What do I look for in stool? Should I give them some electrolytes now just as a precaution?
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Their stools should be firm. If you have some electrolytes that might be a good idea.
     
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  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Normal chick poop:
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