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Need help: gross chicken feet

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by thiebert, Jan 9, 2016.

  1. thiebert

    thiebert Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought a couple silkies this spring. They had balls at the end of there toes. Being new to this I didn't do anything. Now there in the coop I noticed one mud ball was really big. I brought her in and soaked her feet. Got all the balls off but noticed her nails are gross and she has gross white stuff on her feet. What do I do?[​IMG]
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  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    She needs her nails clipped.

    I would soak her feet some more and take a nail brush and scrub her feet and legs gently.

    You may have to treat her for leg mites.
     
  3. thiebert

    thiebert Out Of The Brooder

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    The white stuff does go up her foot to her feather line. How can you tell if she has mites? Should I add a dust bath for the girls?
     
  4. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Does the white stuff soften up and scrape off ?
     

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