More on my chicks feet - Photos included.

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  1. festivefeet

    festivefeet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks feet, her name is Pip-Squeak, seem to be healing on the bottom.

    However, the tops are not looking like they have lesions and scabs...is this from pecking or do you think it's an illness? Here is an old post of what the bottoms of her feet used to look like:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=1949389

    Here are the healing bottoms, I treated with Tea Tree Oil and it helped tremendously:
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    Here are the tops:
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    Her eyes were very small but now seem to be opening up:
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    Here is her brooder:
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    Any thoughts?
    Thanks
    Jessica
     
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  2. bethandjoeync

    bethandjoeync Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awe poor things, but glad they are getting better. to moisturize them you can use olive oil as well... I know scabbing can make skin dryer than normal, and of course olive oil is like a cure for nearly anything it seems. I don't know what could be causing the problem but I hope someone else can help you
     
  3. m2wandc

    m2wandc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this product has AMAZING moisture retaining abilities...I've used it on my children's bums as well as my dog and myself...so I'd give it a try WITH the tea tree oil...because one of it's abilities is to keep the oil absorbing for longer and into the skin, not on outside things. [​IMG]

    http://www.eucerinus.com/products/hb_aho.html
     
  4. m2wandc

    m2wandc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this might be WAY OUT in left field...but who knows?

    Could it be allergies...a food or environment allergy? many randonm skin issues are allergy related??? Again just a thought??? [​IMG]
     
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