What's wrong with her feet?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by StewedMammal, Nov 22, 2015.

  1. StewedMammal

    StewedMammal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not my chicken, but a friend's. She is having a hard time walking, she is a 2 year old brahma. That's all I know so far, will add more info if and when it comes in.
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  2. silver1polish

    silver1polish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sadened...
    Yikes!it could be Scaly leg mites maybe... Anyways Hope it Feels Better!!
     
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  3. StewedMammal

    StewedMammal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I was thinking. She says it isn't warm to the touch and that her feet are really hard.
     
  4. silver1polish

    silver1polish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sadened...
    it almost looks like some kind of allergic reaction but i don't know if chickens have allergic reactions.
     
  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    There is scaly leg mites by the loose scales, but there could be another disease process such as gout or an infection in the bones. Bacteria such as mycoplasma synovitis, staphylococcal, E.coli, and others may infect the bones. Most feed store antibiotics would probably be too weak for some infections, although MS is sometimes treated with Tylan. Also this time of year with freezing temperatures, chickens may get their feet wet and suffer frostbite which can cause swelling in mild cases, and dead black toes in severe cases. I would take her to a vet. Here is some information to read:
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/publications/6/diseases-of-poultry/232/gout/
    http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/p...infectious_skeletal_disorders_in_poultry.html
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...eed-best-easiest-quickest-solution-scaley/570
     

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