Very swollen red toes and knuckles on multiple hens


Oct 3, 2019
Northern NH
Hello all,
In the past 4 or 5 weeks I've had chickens start getting very swollen and red toes that cause them to limp pretty badly. I had no problems in the past with this. All the ones who have gotten this are about one year old and varying breeds. Salmon Favorolles, and Whiting True Blue to name a few. I looked it up and all I found that seemed plausible was ghout. They have full access to ACV and plain water and are free range. I also feed Poulin layer pellet to them everyday. They have regular wood shavings for bedding, they all have healthy weights and show no signs of other illness. I have notice some slight dysentry, but I think that's due to the diet change now that the grass and bugs are out.
If anyone has any ideas as to what this might be or a possible cure I would very much appreciate your input!
Could you post some clear pictures of the red and swollen toes on both feet side by side? Do you see any bumblefoot scabs on foot pads?

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