Something is wrong with my chickens foot!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Smokey2201, Jan 24, 2015.

  1. Smokey2201

    Smokey2201 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicken can't walk on her foot and I don't know why. Her foot is hard and between her knuckles it is swollen and her other foot is fine. Does anyone know what is wrong with it?

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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Is there any dark spot on the bottom of the footpad If not, then mycoplasma synoviae or MS could be a possibility. That is a respiratory disease that also affects the joints. Tylan may help treat it, but I would get the chicken tested for sure. Other possibilities would be other bacterial or viral infection of the foot.
     
  3. charsbird

    charsbird Out Of The Brooder

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    can we see the underside of the foot?
     
  4. Smokey2201

    Smokey2201 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The underside of her foot is fine but her toes are swollen and the tips are black! The middle one was bleeding. What is wrong with her foot?
     
  5. Stiggy

    Stiggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks like she has an abcess or something in the foot/between the toes. is it possible for you to see if it can be drained?
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Swollen feet can be a sign of Infectious Synovitis. It doesn't sound like Bumblefoot, so I'm not sure what it is.
     
  7. Eggcessive

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  8. Smokey2201

    Smokey2201 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is Infectious Synovitis and mycoplasma?
     
  9. Eggcessive

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  10. Bocktobery 10

    Bocktobery 10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd try some internal antibiotics. I don't know which one though. I agree with the others that this doesn't look like bumblefoot, which is what I thought it might be at first. I also think you should try and drain it, then soak it in epsom salt water after being lanced.
     

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