Swollen Pad on Foot

Walibi

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Jul 22, 2016
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I have two chickens with swollen pads on their feet. It doesn't seem to to Bumblefoot as there is no scab or sign of cut or mark how an infection has got in.....

One of the brahma chicks also doesn't seem to be growing feathers and is bald in places... whether this is connected I have no idea!

Any advice would be great. Antibiotics if it's an infection? Where do you get them from as opposed to vets.
 

countrygirl345

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I don't know if the two issues are related, but the feather loss is pretty common if you have a rooster in the flock. Is the chick really a chick or full grown? If it is still a chick then maybe diet is the problem? More protein should help regardless. Also, I would still consider bumblefoot a possibility, but swollen feet can also come from standing on cage wire or gravel or something for too long.
 

Eggcessive

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Welcome to BYC Walibi. Can you post a picture or two of the chicken's feet? Several things can cause swelling in the feet, including mycoplasma synoviae (MS,) articular gout, and bacterial or viral arthritis. Are the joints in the hocks of the legs also swollen? Antibiotics need to be specific for the type of infection, and may be obtained in some feed stores in the US. Vets may have stronger ones. Here is some information about MS:
http://www.thepoultrysite.com/diseaseinfo/99/mycoplasma-synoviae-infection-ms-infectious-synovitis/
http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/p...nfection_in_poultry_infectious_synovitis.html
 

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