Swollen red bumps on chickens feet

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by marieschickens, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. marieschickens

    marieschickens New Egg

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    Hello All,
    My Plymouth Barred Rock has large, red swollen bumps on her feet. I noticed last week that she wouldn't walk to the house, through the snow, like she normally does. She just hung out by the coop and wouldn't come to me. When I went out to fill their feeder today I noticed she had these sores on her feet. Wondering if you could help me diagnose what the problem is. Thanks!
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  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Are there any scabs on the bottom of her feet?? They look bloody. Try soaking them in epsom salt and warm water.
     
  3. marieschickens

    marieschickens New Egg

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    They weren't bloody per se, but they were definitely swollen and filled with fluid. I have to run into town but when I get back I will wash her feet off to see if there are scabs on the bottom. When I was out there earlier it didn't look like she had scabs but they were pretty muddy feet. She'll enjoy the personal attention. :)
     
  4. marieschickens

    marieschickens New Egg

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    So there are no scabs on the bottom of her feet or on top of her feet. When I brought her in and soaked her feet this morning the redness of the bumps almost completely disappeared. Any ideas?
     

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