Rooster with knobby feet

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by annecamber, Dec 22, 2014.

  1. annecamber

    annecamber New Egg

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    My 3 tear old auricana rooster's feet have been getting larger and very knobby over the past year. Both feet are affected, do not seem painful and the rooster is otherwise healthy. Close inspection and palpation do not show edema, joints move freely and moving them does not cause the rooster to react as if in pain. Any ideas what this is? Thanks
     
  2. Wishapup

    Wishapup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it possible that he may have scaly leg mites? There is quite a bit of info on it here. It can cause legs to become gnarly/scaly/bumpy. Not sure if this matches what you are describing. It seems to be more severe in roosters from my experience.
     
  3. annecamber

    annecamber New Egg

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    The skin is not thickened at all and the legs are completely smooth. It looks like a person's hand with severe arthritis where the joints are prominent and symmetrical. Definitely not in the skin. I will try to post a photo. Thanks for the reply.
     

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