please helpp!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lindsayrm, May 4, 2016.

  1. Lindsayrm

    Lindsayrm Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] this my chickens foot. Her toes are stiff and and she cannot move them(foot look dark because I have sprayed it with blukote) I've been soaking her foot and trying to help help her but im not sure what to do I first thought it was bumble foot but I was afraid to do surgery and now I don't know exactly what it is. Someone please help me!!
     
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    first off welcome to byc, second spraying it with blukote it is hard to see what is wrong, could she have arthritis chickens can get it.
     
  3. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh and how old is she
     
  4. Lindsayrm

    Lindsayrm Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! And she's about a year old I tried scrubbing off the blukote to see if it was colored different but it didn't come off
     
  5. Lindsayrm

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    Thank you! And she is about a year old
     
  6. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Has it been cold where you live in the past month or so? That looks either like possible frostbite to the toes, or something has gotten wrapped around the foot, such as a plastic band, a string, or a hair, cutting off circulation. Examine the foot, and if you can identify something wrapped around the leg, remove it with scissors, pliers, snips, etc.
     
  7. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they sprayed with blukote
     
  8. amaugans

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    Septic joints? I would go to a vet asap.
     
  9. Lindsayrm

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    She also has vent gleet (poor thing) that I've been treating and it's been getting better could that possible have anything to do with what's going on with her foot maybe?
     
  10. Eggcessive

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    I doubt that vent gleet would have caused this. If her foot was frostbitten, it will probably come off near the light skin area. Is there a vet who could see her? I would use some betadine on her foot and ankle after soaking the foot in epsom salts warm water.
     

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