What is up with my roosters feet???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DMSrabbit, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. DMSrabbit

    DMSrabbit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got this guy like 2 weeks ago, and i have been noticing that he is kinda "ginger" on his feet. Meaning that he usually favors one leg, and hasn't really ran, or moved alot outside since he has been in my care. I noticed when i first got him i noticed his "webbing" between his toes was red, and the red was on part of his leg as well. I have never had a rooster before, and i have seen that testosterone reddens the skin, so i was just assuming that this was the cause of his redness. I have not had cause for concern, but now im kinda wondering if he is uncomfortable on his feet.. I tried to grab one of his feet while holding him and he DID NOT seem to enjoy that.. So now im freaked out, hes my favorite and i DO NOT want to lose him, or have him threatened in any way.. what is going on? Is this normal? Anyways heres the pics..

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    Any help would be greatly appreciated.. Thanks
     
  2. elizabethbinary

    elizabethbinary Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2010
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    Does the underside of his foot look like this?:

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  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I agree with elizabethbinary - you should inspect him for bumblefoot.
     
  4. DMSrabbit

    DMSrabbit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Heres what i could get of the undersides. I had to do this myself and Ed didn't appreciate being in such an awkward position for such a long time.. So yeah, here's what i got..

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  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Looks swollen to me but I don't see the blk scab that usually says bumble foot. Hopefully someone else with experience with this will be able to help. I have 2 roos but haven't seen this,
     
  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    How is your roo now?
     
  7. Miss Lydia

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  8. DMSrabbit

    DMSrabbit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hes still a little ginger on them, but improving. He waddled around ALOT today.. I dunno maybe hes happier now?
     
  9. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2009
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    Looks to me like he might of sprained, strained, fractured, or broke something in his foot. That's good if he is doing better. If it is still swollen then you might want to give him a mild anti-inflammatory. If he is not any better you might want to try contacting a vet.
     

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