What on earth is up with this guys feet?!

ChickieBooBoo

Cold Canadian Chick
10 Years
Dec 2, 2009
28,316
41
374
Canada
I recently got a pair of blue silkies off kijiji, I looking at the roo and noticed his feet looked a little weird. His feet were really poopy so I brought him in the house to wash his feet and OMG my eyes popped out of my head! They are like...mutalated for lack of a better word, especially one of them. I feel so bad that I didnt notice sooner but he has no problems walking which makes me think he has been like this for awhile, even before I got him. I got a few other pairs from him, none were as bad as this poor guy but my Silkies looked like supermodels compared to them if ya know what I mean. I paid quite a bit of money for all of them, money I worked REALLY hard earn and I was expecting a bit more then this. Anyways, is there anything I can do for him? I dusted him for mites when I got him and then again this evening, but what about his feet...
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body shot:
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head shot, poor guy looks miserable
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top view of feet:
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bottom view of feet:
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this one is the worst...
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chickerdoodle

Songster
10 Years
Aug 21, 2009
1,610
43
179
Oregon
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Poor guy!! Have you contacted the person you bought them from? That breeder has a lot of explaining to do and perhaps a refund (as well as an apology to this poor roo). Deformed feet can be from incubator problems, vitamin and mineral deficiencies as well as genetic issues. I am not an expert so I cannot begin to figure which or how many issues this poor fellow has. He looks like he is wearing the nails down too far on one foot and other nails are too long. I think he may be too old to fix but I hope I am wrong. So sorry.
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Northwood Silkies

Songster
9 Years
May 4, 2010
552
4
131
Northwest Michigan
Poor guy...Hopefully you can save him but I myself would probably cull him. It looks like he has a callus on that one foot because he has been walking on the side of his foot. I have a hen that at some point must of broke her outer toe and it got bent over and she has been walking on it so it callused up....It looks very similar to his... Here is a pic.... I don't think there is anything I can do for it. She walks fine and gets around fine....It's on the left foot in the pic.
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Northwood Silkies

Songster
9 Years
May 4, 2010
552
4
131
Northwest Michigan
Oh, that poor things nails are so long that he probably ended up breaking them off and that's why they are so short and bloody looking........ Those people that you got that chicken from shouldn't be allowed to own animals if they can't properly take care of them....That's one thing that makes me so mad about people
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SilkieChickenLover336

Songster
8 Years
Feb 16, 2011
1,310
20
163
New Jersey
ok so im sick right now and idk what i have but i now know what i had for dinner last night!!!!
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i think that is just horrible!! when isaw those pictures i was like
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then finally
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chrisf

Songster
12 Years
Dec 27, 2007
401
5
131
Looks like infected feather follicles.....you might try pulling the feather quills out to let anything drain and soak the feet in iodine.....that kills gram negative and gram positive bacteria...........................................................chrisf
 

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