Scabs or Warts on Chick Feet

pi0pi0

Chirping
5 Years
Feb 5, 2014
15
0
57
Portland, Oregon
1 1/2 week old Penedesenca chick
Has scabby, warty looking patches on underside of feet. Feet are not mal-formed nor inflamed. Normal feet otherwise. Looks like more patches forming.
Runty chick - smaller than the other Penedesenca that hatched out. Chick chirps a more than others and has had pasty butt twice. I discovered the foot problem upon soaking off the second pasty butt episode. Photo is while wet - they darken down to almost black when dry.
No other chicks have this problem and there are 14 chicks together total.
No other sign of trauma, but a little bit of redness/irritation around the vent and some skin that looks irritated a half inch below vent.
No bleeding.
Eating medicated feed with a little brewer's yeast and chick grit mixed in.
She pooped while I was cleaning her and the poop was normal, correct color and the right consistency, not liquid.
Chick eats and drinks normally.
Housing is a clean 3'x2'x6' stock tank (galvanized tub) with thin layer of Dry Den compressed wood pellets with hay spread on top. Again, none of other chicks have this problem.
Should I isolate or cull? I think I'm going to go ahead and seperate, but I don't want to stress her out if unnecessary.
Any ideas what this may be?
 

ChickensAreSweet

Heavenly Grains for Hens
9 Years
Jun 8, 2010
15,100
621
398
Pacific NW- where the Douglas Firs grow
Scroll down the following cached and highlighted page to look for footpad dermatitis. The original page appears as the second link in my post:

http://208.71.46.190/search/srpcach...v&icp=1&.intl=us&sig=usCqv7P3j2L8evz8mEo2_w--

footpad dermatitis highlighted in this page above:
http://www.merckmanuals.com/vet/pou..._poultry/vitamin_deficiencies_in_poultry.html

Of course staph (bumblefoot) can cause footpad dermatitis, but if you are fairly sure your brooder conditions are great, then you may have a look at the vit deficiencies.
 
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pi0pi0

Chirping
5 Years
Feb 5, 2014
15
0
57
Portland, Oregon
Thank you @ChickensAreSweet
I'm pretty sure this is footpad dermatitis and have started entire lot on electrolite/vitamin supplement.
Wonder if it can be a result of poor feed in the parent stock...
 

ChickensAreSweet

Heavenly Grains for Hens
9 Years
Jun 8, 2010
15,100
621
398
Pacific NW- where the Douglas Firs grow
I would probably switch out the litter to pine shavings (the larger size,) since hay can hold moisture, and can be bad for crop impaction.
x2 I didn't notice that hay was on top of your wood pellets when I read the post the first time.

I would get the hay out of there; good Eggcessive post (as usual)!
 
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