Pimple-like bumps on chickens legs?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by keridawn, Oct 20, 2019.

  1. keridawn

    keridawn In the Brooder

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    I live in Hawaii where it is moist and hot with lots of mosquitoes. I noticed one of my girls has bumps on her legs (see picture) and she is also acting lethargic and has a liquidy/bubbly eye that she keeps closing and I noticed the area above the eye looks a little red. I put some salt water in it yesterday and the eye looks a little better today. I also rubbed coconut oil/neem oil on her legs to suffocate the mites if she indeed has leg mites. her condition looks more like pimples/mosquito bites then scales leg mites, what do you all think? I am new to this and really want to help her instead of culling her. Where I live in Hawaii I have no access to a feed store/vet so keep that in mind, if I order her meds from amazon it might be too late. Her comb is also looking weird with some white spots on it. Thanks so much for your help! It could be Mycoplasma or Infectious Bronchitis/Coryza or just a cold??
     

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  2. azygous

    azygous Crossing the Road

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    MG is the chicken version of a cold. That's probably what is making her lethargic. The bumps on the legs are a bit mystifying. It's wise of you to go ahead and treat her for leg mites. Even though her scales look intact, there's a bit of dirty edging to them that may indicate the beginning of a mite invasion.

    Go ahead and order some terramycin eye ointment and some Tylan 50 from Amazon or from here. https://pet-healthcare.revivalanimal.com/search?w=Tylan 50 She will probably hold on until they come. Living in an out of the way place as you do, I stock up on a variety of meds to be sure to have them on hand to begin treating a sick chicken immediately. I keep on hand penicillin, amoxicillin, Tylan 50, terramycin ointment, Medistatin, along with vitamins and first aid supplies. Keeping a tube of miconazole vaginal yeast cream on hand to treat sour crop is also wise.
     
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  3. Eggcessive

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    Tylan 50 injectable is very hard to find now, but you might try and also try to find Tylan 200. Oxytetracycline sometimes may be available in the injectable form or in Terramycin Scours tablets. The injectable antibiotics can be given orally, and we may give dosages when you get one of those. Those will treat mycoplasma or MG, a common respiratory disease. Are you seeing any ants or other biting insects in your coop that might be stinging the legs? Permethrin is a safe spray for coops and chickens if you need something to treat them.
     
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  4. keridawn

    keridawn In the Brooder

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    Thanks you for your responses @Eggcessive and @azygous :bow
    My little Yellowfoot is doing much better now, her eye has stopped swelling (maybe she was just pecked or had some dust in it?) she has also been playing more in the yard with the other chickens. I looked for Tylan but it's sold out everywhere! I don't want to treat her if it's not totally necessary. I ended up purchasing some VetRX and Rooster Booster Electrolyte/Probiotic. Do y'all have have any experience with VetRX? @Eggcessive you could be right about the ants! We have a lot of ants and mosquitoes, it's impossible to control. I still have been treating her legs in warm water and rubbing coconut and neem oil on them just in case its scaly leg, although it does't look like thats what it is from all the pictures I have been seeing. Thanks so much!!
     
  5. Eggcessive

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    I would clean her eye twice a day with an inexpensive eye wash found at most drugstores in the eye care aisle. You can also put a 1/8 inch bit of Terramycin eye ointment in the eye twice a day. You can find that at feedstores if you ask for it. I have used plain Neosporin or Triple Antibiotic Ointment as well in an emergency.
     
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  6. keridawn

    keridawn In the Brooder

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    Thanks @Eggcessive I will order some Terramycin ointment too. Sadly we don't have a feed store here, all we have is Petco and they don't consider chickens as pets so they don't carry any chicken stuff...ridiculous!
     
  7. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    You may want to check out .... LHL @ 74-550 Honolohau St, phone 326-2022
    In Waimea ... Animal Health International @ 64-1021 Mamalahoa Hwy, phone 885-9015
    and Waimea Feed Supply @ 64-1067 Mamalahoa Hwy, phone 885-5188
    We drive over for Costco ;) Drive to Hilo for Del's and/or Miranda's for supplies.

    Watch out for the LFA (Little Fire Ants), the bite is nasty & can kill an animal. Mosquitos are nasty & Kona side has been pretty wet this year ... Check around your property for any standing water & treat, change waters often ... I spray occasionally with a backyard fogger plus I treat the area my girls Chicken House (they're confined) is located with yard spray. Hope your girl's feeling better.
     

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