Sore foot and limping

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Grey's, Dec 3, 2015.

  1. Grey's

    Grey's Chirping

    Aug 13, 2010
    Ottawa, ON Canada
    I have a four year cochin (Meredith), I saw her limping and checked out her foot, I'm not sure what it is, because of her slippers she wears, looks almost like she has stepped in chicken poo and it has gotten hard, its about 2 inches of hard like rock, I soaked her foot in warm water for about 20 min and it still seems really hard, any ideas?

  2. Free Spirit

    Free Spirit The Chiarian

    Oct 21, 2015
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Go to the top of this page to the search box, and enter "poop balls on feet"--there are several good threads on that page if that is what you are seeing. Large clumps of manure or mud may have to be soaked and pried off with pliers. Use pine shavings around your coop and run, and fill in muddy areas outside to help prevent it, if that is what the problem is.

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