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post #1 of 16
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Hey, I think I might have a duckie with bumblefoot :hit

Can anybody tell me how to identity it? She's been limping all day...  I'll post pics on the morrow :P

 

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I'm counting on your knowledge for this one!! :highfive:

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post #2 of 16
I don't really know what it looks like,coz I've never had it happen. I think it's like a big hard blister. But why would she get it? Are they on hard rough surfaces a lot?
I think @Miss Lydia knows about more this kinda thing...

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Saxony Ducks,  Kahki Campbells, one crazy lil budgie, and a muck of chickens

 

''Ducks are better than chickens 'coz when they bath, they get clean''

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I am NOT chicken obsessed, I am DUCK obsessed!!     

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post #3 of 16
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Our yard is covered in shale. So, yeah.... Its a bit rough
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post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by TroyerGal View Post

Our yard is covered in shale. So, yeah.... Its a bit rough

@TroyerGal   can you post a pic? have you checked for splinters etc? 

 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

~We are Precious in His Sight.~

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post #5 of 16
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@TroyerGal   can you post a pic? have you checked for splinters etc? 

I CAN post a pic... I have to finish chores, but i'll post it by this afternoon :D

I didn't see any splinters, I'll look closer

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post #6 of 16
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I CAN post a pic... I have to finish chores, but i'll post it by this afternoon :D

I didn't see any splinters, I'll look closer

Run your finger over her whole foot on the bottom and look closely for any cuts or splits in the skin and swelling.  Redness and blk scab. 


Edited by Miss Lydia - 12/14/16 at 7:18am

 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

~We are Precious in His Sight.~

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 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

~We are Precious in His Sight.~

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post #7 of 16
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It looks like this only on her "heel"

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post #8 of 16
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It looks like this only on her "heel"

That looks like Bumble Do you have Epsom salt? very inexpensive stuff sold at most grocery stores. Get some and mix into some nice warm water stand her in a bucket or deep bowl I do both feet since it is easier for me.  Mix the warm water and ES half cup ES to half gal of warm water mix it up till salt is dissolved then put duck in feet first [don't let her drink the water not only is ES good for Bumble foot but it is a laxative also. Soak for as long as she'll stay still try at least 5 mins. then dry off her foot. Next you want to use colorless or clear iodine on the bumble once you do that just let her go. But keep treating every few days this treatment until you can gently remove the scab with  off with your finger nail. There will be a hole either with the bumble in it which should be thickish stuff  that can be pulled out with sterile tweezers if there isn't anything there but a hole either way you want to pack with pain free triple antibiotic and wrap or keep her in a clean area till hole has closed up. Keep soaking her foot in the ES until healed.

 

Alot of work but if this is bumble it can become systemic and kill her if not treated. 


Edited by Miss Lydia - 12/14/16 at 7:34am

 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

~We are Precious in His Sight.~

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 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

~We are Precious in His Sight.~

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post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by Miss Lydia View Post
 

That looks like Bumble Do you have Epsom salt? very inexpensive stuff sold at most grocery stores. Get some and mix into some nice warm water stand her in a bucket or deep bowl I do both feet since it is easier for me.  Mix the warm water and ES half cup ES to half gal of warm water mix it up till salt is dissolved then put duck in feet first [don't let her drink the water not only is ES good for Bumble foot but it is a laxative also. Soak for as long as she'll stay still try at least 5 mins. then dry off her foot. Next you want to use colorless or clear iodine on the bumble once you do that just let her go. But keep treating every few days this treatment until you can gently remove the scab with  off with your finger nail. There will be a hole either with the bumble in it which should be thickish stuff  that can be pulled out with sterile tweezers if there isn't anything there but a hole either way you want to pack with pain free triple antibiotic and wrap or keep her in a clean area till hole has closed up. Keep soaking her foot in the ES until healed.

I do have ES... Would I need to drain the bumble? :sick I saw something like that online.....

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post #10 of 16

I'll be praying for her! @Miss Lydia 's advice is great, I did that for my goose James and he recovered in about a month of soaking.

 

Heres' what his foot looked like before I started treament... He had it on both feet.

 

 

             1 Mallard, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Fawn & White Indian Runner, 1 Khaki Campbell, 1 Wood Duck,

        1 Welsh Harlequin, 1 Rouen, 5 Crossbreed Ducks,  and 17 Pigeons! First time incubating DUCK EGGS!!!

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             1 Mallard, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Fawn & White Indian Runner, 1 Khaki Campbell, 1 Wood Duck,

        1 Welsh Harlequin, 1 Rouen, 5 Crossbreed Ducks,  and 17 Pigeons! First time incubating DUCK EGGS!!!

John 14:6: Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

                                                      

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