Swollen Legs/Frostbite/Losing toes

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Miyashi, May 14, 2011.

  1. Miyashi

    Miyashi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My poor D'uccle....
    He got frost bite a few weeks ago. I've been soaking his feet in oatmeal and epsom salt.
    I've been covering his feet in aloe and vitamin e.
    I've noticed however...
    Both of his legs are swollen. He has the extra claws that stick out and I noticed in a picture from last fall, you could tell the claws apart and they weren't just a clump with nails.
    His legs are both like that. His legs appear to be very dark in some areas as well. Not as dark as the few frostbitten toes he has left....but dark.
    I've washed him so many times and I can find no sign of bumblefoot that is apparent to me at least...
    Any help would be very appreciated...
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    That's his feet a few weeks ago...one toe has fallen off.
    It's like the frostbitten part is the part that looks normal as far as width and everything goes.
    He's my favorite...and I really take good care of him. I take good care of all my birds....
    At least I think I do...
    Are there antibiotics for chickens?
     
  2. Miyashi

    Miyashi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Halp!
    What would cause both legs/feet to swell like that?
    Is it just the frost bite? Will the swelling go down when the toes all fall off?
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  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I can buy penicillin and some others at my feed store, and some can be ordered online as well. This might be one time I would give one, perhaps the penicillin. Of course a vet visit would be ideal if you could manage it, for the right drug if nothing else.
     
  4. Miyashi

    Miyashi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As far as I know, there is only one vet in the area who deals with chickens. My horse trainer is having a vet come out for our horses, she does dogs too...I should ask her about the birds. He's such a silly little guy. I just want him to feel better.
     
  5. Miyashi

    Miyashi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, I really need some help here. I've cleaned his feet so many times...I can't find anything to suggest bumblefoot.
    I have noticed his scales are lifted a bit, could his feet be so swollen because of scaly leg mites?
    I need some direction on what to do. Nothing I'm doing is helping my poor guy.
     
  6. WooingWyandotte

    WooingWyandotte Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm so sorry for you! Wish I could help, so I'll bump the post for you [​IMG]
     
  7. Miyashi

    Miyashi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the bump. I really have no idea what to do. Like I've said, we've done the Epsom salt baths, the oatmeal treatments, the witch hazel. I'm prepping to put Vaseline on his legs because of the scaly leg mites suspicion. I just don't understand what could cause that swelling. Are his feet and legs just "upset" because of his frostbitten toes? I just want him to be comfortable and I don't want the poor guy losing his legs. He's my favorite...he sits on the couch with me and occasionally sleeps in the house. He's my little buddy boy. [​IMG]
     
  8. Miyashi

    Miyashi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have read that scaly leg mites cause the legs and feet to swell...he's not uber scaly, but it has been progressing...
    I read that if I dip his entire leg in any kind of cooking oil, that should drown them out. Do that a few times a week for a week or so and they should be gone?
    I guess it's worth a try?
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    If I was you when the vet comes out about your horses, just happen to have your roo with you so he can take a look at his legs and feet. That way you'll know just what needs to be done, and please be sure to let us know what he says. thanks.
     
  10. Miyashi

    Miyashi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know when exactly she'll be coming out...but that's the plan if treating for scaly leg mites doesn't work.
    I'm just wondering if that's what it is that is causing the swelling...I read that it causes swelling and some of his scales are lifted...worth a shot I suppose?
    I will mos def get to back to whoever is listening about my Roo boy!
    ^_^ Thanks for the support.
     

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