-buff orpington hen
-no prior health problems
-treated for impacted crop for 3 weeks, passed the blockage on her own
-has been drinking VERY well the whole time, never had to push fluids
-was being fed mushy pellets
-lost appetite 2 weeks ago, which was also approximately 2 weeks into crop treatment
-ate blackberries, apples, tomatoes, mealworms with olive oil, small amount of cooked ground beef (she only liked it for a day), small amount of tuna (same story as ground beef), and banana for a few days.
-is now back to her own food (today was day 1 of her regular pellets, yesterday she would only eat broiler grower but she's only been eating that for 2 or 3 days and not a ton of it).
-has had access to grit and oyster shell consistently
So about the lumps and swelling:
My sister treated her for a week before I took over. When I took her, she had soft lumps the size of a small Lima bean on the outer side of both ankles. They were the least of our worries at the time since she was on death's door due to the crop impaction. There was never any additional swelling until the past 2-3 days. With her recent recovery from the impacted crop, I am now able to focus on the lumps and swelling.
Facts about the swelling:
-one medium-sized Lima bean size lump on the outside of each ankle.
-lumps are squishy, not hard
-swelling radiating into the middle of the feet, more so on one foot.
-no toe interference
-no black spots on either foot or leg
-no pain in either foot or leg
-no change or weirdness with her scales.
-no respiratory distress or other signs of illness
-lethargy, not sure if she's bored, or tired from how under weight she is, or why she is. VERY interested in playing and interacting with people; high spirited when interacted with; sleeps, lays down for sun or in front of heat sources, preens herself, or sits and purrs when not interacted with.
Ok, so what's going on with her feet?! Please tell me it could be bumble foot and i can treat it and she can go back to normal! Hoping it's not gout, but there seems to be some things that match up with it, but then also some things that don't seem to match at all. Can chickens get soars like this from sitting or laying down on hardwood and tile floor so much? She has a crate she stays in at night and when I'm not home that has several towels for comfort so I'm not sure if that would even be a cause (she was eating all other types of bedding we tried and it was adding to the crop impaction so we had to switch to towels).