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ok, she's been doing fine. The pocket starts to fill up every few days, but I just get it out and then she's fine again. Thanks so much for all your help.

post #22 of 23

Glad to hear it.  The pocket should get smaller over time as long as it doesn't get as full as it did initially.  You are doing a great job.  Nice observation skills to have caught that before it became a real problem.

 

Good luck!

post #23 of 23

Looks like she may have some scaly leg going on too - couldn't hurt to treat her feet with VetRx or the like for a few days. 

 

If you really want to give her the spa treatment, I love giving my girls a nice soak in a warm foot bath with a very mild antiseptic soap (like Dr. Bronner's with tea tree or lavender) followed by a gentle scrub with a super-soft facial brush or toothbrush to help loosen up the old scales.  Once I dry their feet off, I apply Vet Rx if there are no open areas or something more like Burt's Bees Res-Q ointment if there are any spots with broken skin.  For scaly leg, I repeat the application of oil/ointment once a day for 2-3 days, then maybe repeat the spa day/oil application every week or two until the scaly leg clears up and I see new scales coming in.

 

FWIW, given your description and pictures, I think the foreign mass was just dirt/poo that accumulated in that weird toe pocket - it doesn't look like it was actually encapsulated under the skin, which is what happens with Bumblefoot.  Either way, I totally agree with CMV that now you know the tendency is there, simply keeping an eye on it should be sufficient to prevent any further complications.  :)


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Take everything I say with a nice healthy dose of smoked salt.  It is the internet, after all.
Bantam cochins, d'Uccles, silkies, EEs, and some wonderful mixes. 
Doing my part to spread the poultry love as The Chickeness through my chicken concierge business, Yardbirds Backyard Chickens.  Here's me in the news on NPR, the Somerville Patch, and Animal Planet's "Pets 101", and on the Yardbird...

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