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post #41 of 52
Is this a bruise??
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Originally Posted by Silkie2 View Post

Ok so I brought her outside, she couldn't even stand up on the leg that has bumblefoot. The foot was wrapped. But she can't even stand up anymore, she ate a little of the scrambled eggs (seems like the only thing she'll eat) I can't get her to drink water also. The bumblefoot doesn't even look that bad compared to the pictures so I don't know why she can't even stand up....???


How old is she?

Has she had any respiratory symptoms too - coughing, sneezing, watery eyes, mucous?

Can you post some new photos of the foot, hocks and the whole chicken?

If she is old enough - does she lay eggs - what do they look like - normal, soft shelled, wrinkled, etc,?

 

Can you place her in a large tote so she has some room to move around in.  Add some poultry vitamins to her water and make sure she is drinking.  Scrambled egg is fine, a sick chicken also usually likes hard boiled egg and tuna as well. 

post #43 of 52
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No, she hasn't been ever sick or injured before, I'm not sure how old she is but she has to be at least over 3, so she's not that young (but not that old either)
I put her in a sling

Unfortunately it's winter and everything is wet, cold, and snowy hmm.png
Thanks for all the responses on helping her! wink.png
This might be a dumb question, but What do you mean by good nutrition? Cause basically our chickens get is chicken feed, and food scraps from the table (anything from breakfast, lunch and dinner)
post #44 of 52
Is she lethargic? You could try syringe feeding her some electrolytes or adding some vitamins into her water. You could also give her some poly vi sol to boost her system, but don't give her any vitamins for adults that contain iron as chickens can easily overdose on iron. Hope that this was helpful and good luck on your chicken:)
post #45 of 52
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What about molasses? We usually give that too any sick chicks who are lethargic.
I'll see if I can find some electrolytes.
post #46 of 52
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Originally Posted by Silkie2 View Post

No, she hasn't been ever sick or injured before, I'm not sure how old she is but she has to be at least over 3, so she's not that young (but not that old either)
I put her in a sling

Unfortunately it's winter and everything is wet, cold, and snowy hmm.png
Thanks for all the responses on helping her! wink.png
This might be a dumb question, but What do you mean by good nutrition? Cause basically our chickens get is chicken feed, and food scraps from the table (anything from breakfast, lunch and dinner)
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Originally Posted by Silkie2 View Post

What about molasses? We usually give that too any sick chicks who are lethargic.
I'll see if I can find some electrolytes.

 

 

Do you have the foot wrapped?  If so, is there an open wound on it?

 

A small amount of molasses in water is o.k. occasionally.  Molasses has a laxative effect, so not to much.  If you can find some Poultry Nutri-Drench or Poultry Cell at your local feed store that would be better.

 

What does her poop look like?

Have you felt of her abdomen - any swelling or bloat?

 

 

post #47 of 52
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Her poop I kinda green, I removed her from the sling because I accedently had it covering her vent (I think that's what you call it)
Now itseems her other foot went lame!?
I don't see a wound, the middle of her foot (sole? lol I'm not good with the words) just seems large and round instead of flat like the other hens (hopefully you know what I mean) ....ugh I was just at a feed store picking up some chicken feed, I completely forgot to see if they had medicine sad.png it was nice and warm today, so I brought her outside into a grassy spot, she didn't get up, but she was grooming her self, she tried to get up a few times but then wobbled back to the ground sad.png
post #48 of 52

I suppose what I'm asking is Why do you have her foot wrapped?

 

Green-ish poop can be an indication of not enough nutrition (not eating enough and/or not absorbing enough nutrients), it can also indicate infection somewhere in her system. 

 

I do recommend that you add some poultry vitamins to her water and keep her hydrated.  In addition to her normal feed, give the egg or tuna.

 

Since she is older, she may have some type of internal/reproductive disorder like Peritonitis, Ascites, cancer or tumors.  If you can have her check by a vet that would be best, they can rule out worms, cocci or bacterial infection.

post #49 of 52
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I had her foot wrapped in vetrycn because I was thinking it was bumble foot,
Would apple cider vinegar help? I'll see if my sister can get some medicine/vitamins at the feed store (I think she works around there)
post #50 of 52
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Originally Posted by Silkie2 View Post

I had her foot wrapped in vetrycn because I was thinking it was bumble foot,
Would apple cider vinegar help? I'll see if my sister can get some medicine/vitamins at the feed store (I think she works around there)


Unless the foot is infected - red, hot, puffy, then I would be looking at other causes of lameness.  If her foot looks similar to what you posted earlier, then it looks like a mild case. 

 

It won't hurt to add ACV to her water, but if she is unable to walk, I doubt that it will be that beneficial.  

 

Just my thoughts.

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