Toenail mystery?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dlarson, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. dlarson

    dlarson New Egg

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    Okay the newbie here somehow inherited or this happened in the whole 7 days I have owned these chickens.. I am going to upload these pictures.
    I don't know what this is, looks like a growth off of the foot, but it appears its killing the toenail and finding infection in her foot. I did soak her foot in hydrogen peroxide.. as an RN I am familiar with treatment, but for this and a chicken? Thought it was a tick at first, so I did the hot nail to back out its head,but that didn't work.. so now I am at a loss.

    Before I spend $$$ at a vet.. anyone have any bright experienced answers or ideas?

    What is this and what do I do with it?

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