what is wrong with my hen

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

  1. 987mitch

    987mitch Hatching

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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. 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 Hatching

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  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Crowing Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  7. abcr

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  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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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

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    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.
     
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2013

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