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Bumble foot or not?

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

I have a cockerel who is limping.  I picked him up and this is what I saw


I tried to peel some of it off, no blood but it was distressing him.  I cleaned it with some water, then sprayed some blue kote on it.

What do you think is it bumblefoot? and if it is, what should I do about it?

thanks in advance.

post #2 of 5

It does look like bumble foot.  Maybe not developed to the point that you can remove the core of it though.  This is a good article about dealing with it.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bumblefoot-in-your-flock

"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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post #3 of 5
It looks to me like he cut his foot on something. It doesn't look too infected yet. I would soak the foot in some epsom salt or iodine solution, then apply some antibiotic ointment and then wrap his foot. Put a piece of gauze over the wound so the latex in the vet wrap doesn't irratate the flesh.

Keep it dry and wrapped for about a month. Check it daily for a while and keep it wrapped until it is completely healed.

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Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. ~Emily Dickinson~

 

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  ~John Bunyan~

 

Treating Sour Crop and Impacted Crop                                    Raising Quail

 

How to Treat Egg Binding in Hens 

 

Leg, Foot and Toe Issues in Poultry of All Ages

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post #4 of 5
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Well, I'm soaking his foot and bandaging it up, thanks to all for the help.

post #5 of 5

Keep an eye on it for about a month. Keep it bandaged and dry and check it daily for the first couple of weeks. These things can take 5 or 6 weeks to completely heal. You don't want bacteria getting up into the pad, so keep it completely bandaged for at least this long.

 

Good luck and keep us posted! :-)

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. ~Emily Dickinson~

 

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  ~John Bunyan~

 

Treating Sour Crop and Impacted Crop                                    Raising Quail

 

How to Treat Egg Binding in Hens 

 

Leg, Foot and Toe Issues in Poultry of All Ages

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Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. ~Emily Dickinson~

 

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  ~John Bunyan~

 

Treating Sour Crop and Impacted Crop                                    Raising Quail

 

How to Treat Egg Binding in Hens 

 

Leg, Foot and Toe Issues in Poultry of All Ages

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