Thursday, January 22, 2015

Minor Surgery


Chatty had been gimping and limping around a few days. Went out, caught her and gave her the once over. Hmmm. She has a broken, half severed 'thumb'. Plus, maybe a slight case of scaly mites.

Her left foot's thumb is hanging by skin.

Sure looks like scaly mites.

 Her right foot has some hard mud on her spur. Spur? Here I thought only roosters sported spurs. We clipped her thumb and....

...oiled her down - a treatment I'd read about for scaly mites. 

A week later her legs looks much better and she's barely limping. Still have that mud spot to contend with. We'll do another dip Sunday. 

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  1. Glad to hear she's doing better. Hope it continues.

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  2. Did you cut off the hanging part? The "mud" is poop. Okay, maybe mud on poop. The poop gets hard as concrete and only a good warm, soapy foot bath works to get it off. Plus, I had to use my fingernails under a cloth to get it off. Poor girl.

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    1. Yep, cut the thumb off. She's doing good.

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