Need advice on her feet please.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bloom chicks, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. bloom chicks

    bloom chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was away for a few day and when I came home her feet were like this. My husband watched the babies and he noticed it on Sunday... I soaked her feet in salt water and put antibotics on them and she is in my bathtub now. They free range. The black spot is from dirt. I have also put peroxide on them as well. It looks like cuts. She is the only one with it. Any help, suggestions or advice is greatly appreciated. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2012
  2. bloom chicks

    bloom chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it something I should be concerned about?
     
  3. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First, you need to clean off the dirt completely. Use a soft brush if you need to. Then would you mind posting new pictures? An up close of the worst foot would be good. Coat her cuts with neosporin for now. Any idea how these happened?
     
  4. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    Looks like bumble foot to me. if you could post a picture of the bottom of her feet it would be helpfull.
     
  5. bloom chicks

    bloom chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can post another tomorrow. I looked up bumble foot and she doesn't have it. The bottom of her feet are fine. It is between her toes, where the webbed part is. I don't have a clue what happened. None of the other chickens have it. I was away for a few days when I returned home I noticed it. My husband noticed it on Sunday.
     
  6. sharol

    sharol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have any wire that she could have cut her feet on? It almost looks like she could have run into the wire between her toes if something panicked her.

    Do post another picture.

    Sharol
     
  7. bloom chicks

    bloom chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband and I were just talking and we think that it might be from our broody mama. They have been fighting. Could that be what happened?
     
  8. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    I was thinking she cut them on something...

    My broody mamas don't go after the feet of other hens... They go for necks...
     
  9. joan1708

    joan1708 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. Those feet need to be washed with soap and water for a solid 3-5 minutes. It will wash away bacteria and promote blood circulation and healing. In people hydrogen peroxide is not used as much anymore because it damages healthy tissue as well as diseased tissue.
     
  10. bloom chicks

    bloom chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did soak her feet again today and used the brush like suggested and the one foot still has the black on there.When I did there was a little blood. My husband said it might be a scab. I will try to get another picture. I did put more antibotic this morning.
     

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