not sure what is wrong with feet!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ourchickens, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. ourchickens

    ourchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    not sure what this in can anyone she is will be 3yrs old in May. we noticed that she was limping and has large swollen yellow areas around both feet.
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Might be bumble foot.

    Search for it using the search button at the top or google it.

    My 14 year old son cured our White Rock.. (both feet) by regularly cutting out the scab on the bottom, applying triple antibiotic ointment after a good wash with warm water, then he would mix sugar with iodine put it over the wound with some gauze and use medical tape to wrap it up. To look at her now, you'd never know she had it.

    Check for sharp objects where this chicken roosts.

    We had some nails sticking out of some of our roost boards and put duct tape over them and that solved the problems.
     
  3. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Kind of looks like frostbite to me. Check out some of the recent frostbite threads for pics to see if they look like your chook's foot.

    ETA - this person's chicken's feet look like your pics: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=119307 If you do a search type in frostebite AND toes to pull posts with both terms (capitalize "AND").
     
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  4. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ouch!!! Did you get any help with the feet? It could be a few things. Hope it gets better.
     
  5. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you can check the bottom of the feet for sores or scabs as suggested above..

    does this hen sit where there is a draft?
    looks like frostbite to me.

    she needs some treatment on the feet..
    and antibiotic such as Pen-g procaine..or Baytril..
     
  6. ourchickens

    ourchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks for helping but we had to put her down they just never got better with anything that we tried. she quit leaving her roost she wouldnt even walk to the food bowl
     
  7. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Thanks for the update. I'm sorry to hear that it got so bad. [​IMG] to you & your family.
     

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