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I found my leghorn on Monday just lying in the middle of the coop. When she tried to get up she wouldn't put any weight on her right foot - turns out she has bumblefoot. I "operated" on her on Tuesday and got the black "plug" out. I put Neosporin on it, bandaged it up, and put her in her own little cozy coop. I've been replacing the bandage twice a day and reapplying the Neopsporin. I can't tell if it is getting better or not. She is still mostly laying down, though she will stand up when we come out and walks a very little bit. How long does it take for bumblefoot to heal? When I took the plug out, (I soaked it in epsom salt for 15 minutes and picked it out with tweezers.) I got down to a hard red skin. Was that far enough?

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This is the best article on Bumblefoot smile.png : http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bumblefoot-how-to-treat-your-chickens-with-surgery-graphic-pics

It should be healing by now, if not check that you got all of the gunk out. It takes a few days for them to be back to normal.
Edited by XxMingirlxX - 12/24/15 at 7:22am
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Four lovely hens : An Exbattery Hen, a Lavender Araucana, a Wheaten Marans and a Gold Laced Frizzle Polish
Two dogs and four cats.
If you want to read my chicken adventure, here it is :
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/947562/my-story-our-experience-join-me-on-my-adventure.
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