I noticed yesterday that the dark Guinea girl was limping a little. I didn't think much of it until she spent most of today inside the coop and when I checked on her the limp seemed to have gotten a bit worse. I brought her in the house and examined her feet, the noodles were a treat to calm her down a bit.
He left middle toe nail is broken and she has developed some kind of enlarged hard tissue underneath. It didn't feel warm or excessively hard, but it looks really strange.
I took a look at the other foot and it has a normal middle toe but the same large growth on the outer right toe. What is this?
Here is another shot of the outer right toe. I looked up bumble foot and saw a few pictures that don't seem to match what I'm seeing. The underneath of the the center of her feet were normal. Anyone have any ideas what this could be or how to treat it?
For the lack of anything better to do I sprayed some Blue Kote on her growths, it is a antibiotic anti bacterial spray.
A quick noodle treat and she was on her way back to the coop. She didn't come outside the rest of the evening. When I decided the guinea needed to be brought in the house I was prepared for a LOT of LOUD screaming, she didn't make a sound the entire time - odd.
I would appreciate any suggestions, this has me stumped and I would hate to lose another guinea.
I am an Ocicat. My duties include; security (rodents), counter intelligence (predators), infiltration (sneaking) and night surveillance.
I live in NE Minnesota on 10 wooded acres with; my best friend Mocha, three dogs, chickens, Guinea Hens, Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Cascade Sheep, Icelandic sheep, and a few humans.
When we moved here it was completely wooded, our plan is to turn this property into a working homestead.