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Topic: Chicken
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todd

01-08-2004 18:52:44
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i have a small flock of hen's but about two weeks ago one started to limp now theirs another whats going on do i have a disease starting here the coop is fine and all the birds all the same age 2 years help

Tom A

01-09-2004 04:30:02
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As I mentioned down below to Dion, I think bumblefoot may be a likely cause for you, too, since it is more than one chicken affected at the same time. Check bottoms of feet for swollen, blackish sores/scabs. I've had a few cases over the years and that's one of the first things I look for if one is limping.

*If* so, you need to clean and disinfect their roost to keep it from spreading, and then treat the ones showing signs of it. We clean out the open wounds daily for a few days, disinfect with something like betadine, wrap carefully with gauze and thin strips of vet wrap and inject penicillin daily for several days. Our chickens are all pretty docile and used to handling, not sure all this is possible with birds that are on the wild side but that's what our vet showed us to do years ago and it works.

good luck,
Tom

Tom A

01-09-2004 04:25:05
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As I mentioned down below to Dion, I think bumblefoot may be a likely cause for you, too, since it is more than one chicken affected at the same time. Check bottoms of feet for swollen, blackish sores/scabs. I've had a few cases over the years and that's one of the first things I look for if one is limping.

*If* so, you need to clean and disinfect their roost to keep it from spreading, and then treat the ones showing signs of it. We clean out the open wounds daily for a few days, disinfect with something like betadine, wrap carefully with gauze and thin strips of vet wrap and inject penicillin daily for several days. Our chickens are all pretty docile and used to handling, not sure all this is possible with birds that are on the wild side but that's what our vet showed us to do years ago and it works.

good luck,
Tom

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