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Swollen red feet on hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CinnamonQueen, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. CinnamonQueen

    CinnamonQueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 1 year old RIR hen has very red, swollen feet. I checked her feet and there was no bumblefoot scab, but a red mark underneath the skin of her feet. It wasn't a scab, it looked like it was under the skin. She is molting right now. Any thoughts?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Maybe they started as cuts or abrasions. Does she live on wire, or is there something rough or sharp where she can walk?

    I think I would take her indoors on towels or other soft, clean material, wash her legs and feet well, and apply Neosporin once or twice a day for a few days. Be sure you don't use an antibiotic cream or ointment that has a "caine" drug such as cetacaine, benzocaine, etc.
     

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