URGENT NEED OF DIAGNOSIS

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mamachic1967, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. Mamachic1967

    Mamachic1967 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All summer I've noticed my chickens missing feathers and considered they might be moting again, yet it seemed too early. Today I noticed 2 of them with a black crust growing on their skin and another one limping with a swollen foot that is red. I've attached pictures. Please anyone can you help me identify asap because if it is a spreading disease I can't lose all my girls to it. Thank you.

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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The foot is bumblefoot, a staph infection. There are numerous threads here that tell you how to treat it.

    The black skin looks like she was injured and it is scabbing over.
     
  3. Mamachic1967

    Mamachic1967 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. I though maybe Bumblefoot. I will check out the threads. The chicken with the prominent black is the worst of 2 of them and 2 more have a small black area starting.

    I described the blackened skin to my father who was a farmer. He said it sounds like "blackfoot". Is that possible or would it just be bumblefoot?
     
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