Mud (?) clods on chickens' feet

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by farmrust, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. farmrust

    farmrust Hatching

    Jan 31, 2009
    Most of my chickens have what looks like mud clods on their toes/feet. Is this just due to the weather (miserable Missouri!) or is this something I need to worry about? Seems like I've seen them like this before during the "monsoon season" but hubby was wondering, so I figured I better "ask the experts"!

    Thanks much, in advance, for all suggestions and help!

  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    If they wash off and are mud, no worries. It rains 10 months a year out here in the PNW... and then some.... so my chicken's feet are always muddy when they are outside... they are only "clean" after spending the night roosting and tilling in the coop litter.
  3. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    I concur w/ silkiechicken.

    The only problems muddy feet cause at my house is when the choocks jump on me and get my back all muddy.

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