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Barnavelder has lump on top of foot

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Any advice as to what this is and if treatment is needed? He is acting normally.
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What does the bottom of the foot look like? Is there a dark spot with swelling on the foot pad? It looks like a typical bumblefoot infection from staphylococcus bacteria, usually the result of a tiny cut on the skin. Here is some info about bumblefoot:

http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2011/07/bumblefoot-causes-treatment-warning.html

http://www.hobbyfarms.com/livestock-and-pets/how-to-treat-bumblefoot-in-chickens.aspx

 

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Edited by Eggcessive - 10/21/15 at 2:59pm
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