What to do with this foot?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kris5902, Dec 25, 2018.

  1. Kris5902

    Kris5902 Crowing

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    2: washing with warm water
    3: can apply Vaseline
    4: cannot bring into house
    5: should I try to remove awful scales from toes?
    6: don’t know when she lost the toe
    7: have blu kite on hand as well.
    She’s lethargic and I don’t know how long she hasn’t been able to stand on foot/ eat and drink I’m giving her water and mash... one small hard poop, she keeps shaking
     
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  2. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Can you gain access to a fat oitment and epsom salts?
     
  3. GrannyHeeney

    GrannyHeeney Songster

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    I read another person working on a rescue this morning says she has been manually removing scales on legs (also feet?). Darn I wish I could remember who it was!
     
  4. coach723

    coach723 Crowing

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    You are going to likely need to do several soaks in warm epsom salts to try to loosen up some of that build up. If you don't have epsom salts you can use dish washing liquid in warm water to soak. Remove gently what you can after each soak, don't force it off or you will likely do more damage to the skin. Between soaks apply any kind of vegetable oil (I personally like castor oil) and work it in to any remaining raised scales, and then cover that with vaseline. Using a SOFT toothbrush gently may help. The oil will probably help soften some of that also. Once they are all cleaned up you will need to keep applying the oil/vaseline a couple of times a week until the scales start to look normal again, this may take quite a while. She may possibly lose a couple of toe parts, depends on how it looks once it's cleaned up. She can adapt to that. Some of those toe nails also need to be trimmed, she will be more comfortable. If she's low weight that might be contributing to the shivering. Hopefully you can get some weight on her. If she can't stand then you may try a chicken sling for periods to help keep her upright and able to eat and drink, some examples below. If you have some poultry nutri drench I would give her some of that also.
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  5. GrannyHeeney

    GrannyHeeney Songster

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    For those of us on here who are still learning :) what causes things like this to happen to feet?
     
  6. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Enabler

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    It looks to me like a really bad case of scaly leg mites, plus some frostbite on some tips of toes.
     
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  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Looooong term lack of care. Looks like the scale beds are gone.
     
  8. Kris5902

    Kris5902 Crowing

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    Scaly leg mites yes... can’t be frost bite... we don’t have freezing temps haven’t for weeks and it was only 2 days at 0 Celsius, coop is raised with deep litter bedding
    I’ve been trusting the owner and our WWOOFer to take care of them because I didn’t want to spread the problems to my girls! I had no idea she had gotten so bad... I treated the scaly leg mites this summer and made huge progress in it, but the coop needs to be razed with fire! They are away for Christmas... I freaked when I saw how bad they’ve gotten.
     
  9. Kris5902

    Kris5902 Crowing

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    Will fetch my nutri drench she’s now set up on her own with water and crumbles. Did about 20 minutes in warm water with soap... some brushed off... the foot she’s not standing on at all is clearly painful... Vaselined it up... she’s perked up and is eating and drinking.... I gave her 1/2 starter crumbles and 1/2 layer mash, mixed in about 1/4 layer pellets
     
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  10. MissChick@dee

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    Looks like a couple of those toes are just going to come right off. They look necrotic.
    Poor baby. Good luck Kris
     

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