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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Aleee44, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. Aleee44

    Aleee44 In the Brooder

    May 14, 2015
    Orange County
    Issue number one: Unfortunately we have been getting very heavy rain (it doesn't rain like that in Southern California) my coop got flooded and our flocks feet got really muddy and yucky. Anyways today we did a clean up and cleaned all their feets. I noticed two of my hens have what looks like to be "bumblefeet" I'm devastating and feel like a terrible human my poor babies might be in pain and I wonder for how long. They're all acting normal and no issues. Here is a photo.
    That is my marans foot. My Easter egger has the same thing, I just didn't get a photo.

    Issue number two: we have noticed our Easter egger comb is funky. I have tried googling the issue but haven't come up with anything. She's acting normal and no signs of anything that could be wrong.


  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Bumblefoot is common, and I usually don't do surgery unless their is swelling, redness, or the chicken limps from it. You can soak the feet in warm Epsom salts to help heal them. Just do it inside and make sure they are dry before going outside if it is cold. Stir your bedding daily and add clean pine ahaving often to help keep coop dry. Sand is good for a run, but make sure that your area has good drainage. There is a good thread called "pat and chickens big ol mud page," here if you do a search in the search box at the top of this page, and it is very informative.

    As far as the comb it may just be dry skin, but favus could be possible. Favus is a fungal infection treated with anti-fungal creams such as Lotrimin or Monistat daily. It won't hurt to try some coconut oil or castor oil initially, to see if that helps, but the anti-fungal creams will not hurt.
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2017

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