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My hen has swollen feet!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bird-Brain101, May 4, 2017.

  1. Bird-Brain101

    Bird-Brain101 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I am having a really bad problem, my favourite hen Cookie has swollen feet, to the point where you can tell it hurts to walk. we've tried everything and there aren't any mites, or it's not bumble foot. if you have any knowledge of what it might be please comment!
    Thank you, your help is appreciated!
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Can you take her to a vet?
    Any photos of the feet?

    What treatment(s) have you tried - soaking the feet in epsom salts, keeping her on clean dry bedding, any antibiotic dosages, etc.?
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Mycoplasma synoviae can cause swelling in the feet and legs. Osteopetrosis is another possibility. Could also be articular gout.
     
  4. Bird-Brain101

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    I'll post a pic. on Sunday when I can, so far we've soaked her feet in oil, and rubbed with Vaseline, put down dry hay, sterilized them, checked for bumble foot, and all the other cures for mites mainly. we live in a very small town and only a handful of them have chickens, so we can't go any where that we know of to get her checked out.
    I'll be sure to try soaking her feet in epsom salts,
    than you for the recommendations. :)

    birdbrain
     
    Last edited: May 5, 2017
  5. Bird-Brain101

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    it may not be Mycoplasma synoviae because she has had it for quite along time and still is the only hen to have swollen feet, meaning it never spread. I'm not sure if it is Osteopetrosis because she can still walk, but is in pain. although it could very well be grout. do you know of any ways on curing it? thank you so much for the recommendations, it is appreciated!
    best wishes to you all,
    birdbrain
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    If it's gout, treatment could be as simple as a change in diet. What do you feed?
     
  7. Bird-Brain101

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    we feed our girls sure grain feed pellets.
     
  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Can't find any info about that brand. Can you post pic of the nutrition label?
     
  9. Bird-Brain101

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    upload_2017-5-24_20-31-7.png here is what the bag looks like,
    upload_2017-5-24_20-32-22.png and here is the nutrition label, sorry it's not too good.
     
  10. Bird-Brain101

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    sorry, it's spelt shur-gain, not sure grain. oops. :)
     

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