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I Don't think it's Bumblefoot?

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Ginger, my golden laced Wyandotte hen is 5 years old, she has had a bum leg for a couple years so when she runs she gallops. She gets around fine, it doesn't seem to bother her, today I noticed her bad foot has some black/brown stuff on it. At first I thought it was bumblefoot but it's not one black scab and it's not swelling. (I've cured my Cochin bantam from bumble foot before, took most of the summer, she had it on both feet)

Edited by Violetsfeathers - 5/15/16 at 7:47pm
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Anyone?
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Hello?
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It does look like bumblefoot to me, but I would soak the foot in some warm epsom salts or soapy water to see if any of the dark material comes clean. Bumblefoot can be present for a long time, and may not always require surgery unless there is limping, redness or swelling. I find it commonly in my chickens, and after doing the surgery a few times, I only do it for those reasons above. A dark spot in the middle of the foot pad, on the bottom of a toe, or swelling and redness on top and between toes is classic bumblefoot.
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Okay
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