what is wrong with my hen

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 987mitch, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. 987mitch

    987mitch New Egg

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    My hen has got lumps of excess skin all other her feet can anyone tell me what it could be ?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Two of the most common foot problems are bumblefoot and scaly leg mites. Without a picture any guess would be sheer conjecture. Do a forum search on each problem and see if that is what she is dealing with. There are several threads on treating both conditions. Good luck.
     
  3. chickenlver2013

    chickenlver2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

    fill a bucket up with kerosene and iodine. That will get rid of the bumblefoot in a couple days. My uncle raises poultry and he taught me this.
     
  4. 987mitch

    987mitch New Egg

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  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  7. abcr

    abcr Out Of The Brooder

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  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Howdy from Kansas, 987mitch, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard. Sorry but I have no medical advice for you. Hope you get a handle on it.
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Happy you joined!
     
  10. TheWeaver

    TheWeaver Out Of The Brooder

    That looks like scaly leg mites. Rub you hen's feet with vasaline or a cooking oil and it will smother them and treat the skin at the same time. If you do this at night you will have a less stressful time, as they are so much more docile then. Do this once a week until symptoms subside.
     
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