What could this be?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TherryChicken, Aug 25, 2016.

  1. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    They are on wire mesh
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  2. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Also on their hocks and belly
     
  3. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Possibly pressure sores?
     
  4. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    1 out of 10 other chicks from same hatch has it too, but they have a different set up. It's all wire mesh
     
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  5. Jen Chickers

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    I would get them off of the wire mesh.
     
  6. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    But do you have any idea what it could be? Maybe pressure sores?
     
  7. Jen Chickers

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    Pressure sores form from pressure being continuously applyed to the area, if they move around they are not pressire sores. I would suspect the wire is to rough on their delicate feet. More like a person continuously. Walking barefoot on sandpaper all day as opposed to walking barefoot on carpet.
     
  8. Jen Chickers

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    I would rub a little antibiotic ointment on their feet. The kind without pain reliver of course. And get them off of the wire.
     
  9. rebrascora

    rebrascora Overrun With Chickens

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    Is there any direct sunlight into their brooder..... just wondering if they could be burns off the wire getting hot?
     
  10. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm not sure, I'll have to ask. Not my birds
     

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