WHATS WRONG WITH MY HENS FEET?!?!?!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Farm life101, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. Farm life101

    Farm life101 Songster

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    so I posted a thread about her a couple of days ago because she had two big red bumps on her feet. So I put Polysporin on them and wrapped them and two days later she has red marks all over her feet/legs and still has those two big bumps. It’s not bumble foot I already checked for that but I have no clue what’s going on. She eats, drinks, and poops fine. She act normal but she doesn’t like when I touch the bumps on her feet. @azygous @Hen Pen Jem @happyhens1972 @speckledhen @casportpony
    Here are some pictures she is wet because I soaked her because the were dirty View attachment 1298357 View attachment 1298356 View attachment 1298355
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    Any help will be wonderful
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

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    Have you been soaking the feet in epsom salts too, or just wrapping with polysporin?

    The top of the foot - red circle - is that a pus pocket? You may want to soak the feet in epsom salts, dry well, then apply either a drawing salve like Prid or use Decolorized (clear) Iodine. Wrap the foot, keep her on clean dry bedding for a day. Next day unwrap and see if that blister or pus pocket has come up a little - to me, it looks like it could be infected, but it's hard to know.
    If you have a vet that can check it out, that is always best.



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  3. What type of breed or strain is your hen?

    I am unsure of what I am seeing but duel-purpose breeds or birds are all subject to foot problems mostly because of the increased weight of these birds and the added stress that weight puts on their feet when they fly or jump down from the roost.

    There is a very good reason that you don't see NFL linemen doing gymnastics in the Olympics and the weight of these athletes has a lot to do with it.
     
  4. Boonie Stomper

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    Its probably best to err on the side of caution and treat as if it is a staph or other infection. Simply getting a dirty splinter stuck between the toes could cause your chicken to have this. You don't want it to spread into deeper tissue, bone or blood.
     

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