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My bantam chicken has swollen feet

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by nrscott, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. nrscott

    nrscott Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 6 chickens, 5 buff brahma and 1 bantam. The bantam chicken has been healthy until the last couple of days I've noticed it wasn't acting right. I let these chickens roam around the yard and they go in and out of their shelter as they please so I don not pay much attention to them I just give them fresh water everyday and feed them. I saw the chicken away from all the others so I walked up to it and it didn't run away as usual. It just sat there. I reached down and picked it up and it didn't even jump. Its feet are swollen up and one has turned black/blue and its eyes can't open. I have seen pictures of bumblefoot but this looks worse and with its eyes how they are I'm not sure what's up. Help????[​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. nrscott

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  3. mightymax

    mightymax Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SERIOUSLY ???
     
  4. nrscott

    nrscott Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes. I don't know what is wrong with it. I've never seen anything like it
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Has there been any sneezing, wheezing, gurgling, bubbles in the eyes? If so, she could possibly have a respiratory disease. However I don't know of any respiratory disease that would cause swelling of the feet and head unless it were a combination of coryza, MG/MS, but again you'd see other symptoms that I've mentioned. Gout or MS can cause feet to swell. I suspect she may have been bitten or stung, or possibly eaten/swallowed something venomous like a bee, spider, wasp...not sure. If it was something venomous, your main issue would be her ability to breathe. You can give her 1/4cc childrens benadryt orally for 24 hours only. Do not overdose using childrens Benadryl.
     
  6. nrscott

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    It is not sneezing or wheezing. It does not look like the eyes are infected just swollen. Also the one really bad toe that is pretty much black, does not have a nail on it so the only thing I could say about that is maybe the skin grew over it or swelled over it
     
  7. stickybunz

    stickybunz Out Of The Brooder

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    Could it be an allergic reaction???
     
  8. stickybunz

    stickybunz Out Of The Brooder

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    I would go with the children's Benadryl idea. Any port in a storm !! Good luck
     
  9. HugHess

    HugHess Chickrack Addict

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    Quote:
    This is good to know as I have a goodly amount of bees around my house but I need clarification... do you mean 1/4cc per 24hrs or a 1/4cc single dose and then let the chips fall where they may?
    Thanks,
     
  10. HugHess

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    Hope your feathered friend gets well soon.
     

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