What's wrong with this chicken's feet?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mbu, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. mbu

    mbu Out Of The Brooder

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    Any ideas of what's wrong with this chicken's feet? Note: The "brownish" color is caused by an Iodine wash.

    Thanks...


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    Last edited: Feb 15, 2009
  2. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    Wow, I sure hope someone helps you out. [​IMG]
     
  3. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    It appears to be dead tissue sloughing off. Please tell me you rescued this bird and it you found it this way.
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I'll be honest.

    They look dead. I've never seen it before, but they look totally necrotic, like the chicken is walking around on her leg stumps with the feet hanging on.

    If that were my bird it would be culled.
     
  5. baldie

    baldie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG!!! That is awful! I hope you get some help. Frostbite maybe?[​IMG]
     
  6. Poohbear

    Poohbear On a Time Out

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    Thats BAD! Get some Corona Smear from the feed store and cover that poor suckers feet and legs with it. Top, bottom and sides. Its gotta be painfull. antibiotics in the water for a week then do it again till the legs lo0ok like legs again.
     
  7. chickenbuddy

    chickenbuddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2008
    Well, if the bird is in pain, then I would highly consider putting it out of its misery.

    Has it seen a vet?
     
  8. meezermom

    meezermom Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] I would also recommend a visit to your vet - this isn't something I'd want to mess around with
     
  9. crazzzymike13

    crazzzymike13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be a serious case of scaly leg mites. I would put the bird out of his misery and make sure you check the other chickens.

    Mike
     
  10. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    Is she limping? Bumble foot usually starts in the pad of the foot so I was thinking Mites as well.
     

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