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post #11 of 24

Wow. Thanks for the pics, I had not seen Bumblefoot before. I wondered if I'd be able to tell the difference between it and calluses...don't think it'll be a problem. Glad your ducks' feet are doing better!

post #12 of 24

I have to say that is the most hilarious thing I have ever seen!  I love it!

I too just got ducks again.  I had them when I was a kid, but my Dad took care of them so I never noticed any illness, etc.

And not only funny, I think this is an awesome educational thread!  I was not aware of bumblefoot and will check my guys regularly!

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post #13 of 24

Those shoes are great!

Have you done anything else to treat the bumblefoot besides put shoes on them? 

I've dealt with bumblefoot in chickens before, but not in my ducks, so I'm curious how the treatment differs, if at all.

post #14 of 24

Yes, I gave them antibiotics (first tried Penicillin, then Baytril, the Cephalexin), and I applied antibiotic ointments to their feet, did a little surgery on the worst ones (to remove dead tissue), I gave them vitamins (A, B12, E), tried Tea Tree Oil on their feet, the 2 meds. (topical) that seemed most effective were StaphAseptic gel and a solution of DMSO/Baytril/Metacam. I worked very hard for 6 weeks, treating them twice a day. Keeping the poo hosed out helped too. wink

I got out of poultry for good. I have no birds. Just lurking. I'm a photographer and a jeweler now.
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I got out of poultry for good. I have no birds. Just lurking. I'm a photographer and a jeweler now.
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post #15 of 24

Hi Fattie,

Thanks for the reply-- it's really helpful, especially just now!

Like I said, I've dealt with bumblefoot in chickens before, but I've just had dumped on me an RIR hen with a particularly bad case of it-- she came from a pretty filthy cage-raised situation.   She's a sweetie, and I'm doing what I can to fix her up.

It sounds like you've been treating your ducks very knowledgably and aggressively-- I may just borrow a page from your playbook for this little girl.

Thanks for the help!

post #16 of 24

I've been working on an open toe design for chickens that so far seems to work.  I don't have my own chickens to try them on, lol, so i sent out a pair to be tested.  I'm still tinkering with the deisgn and will hopefully have them available soon.

I'm glad you like your shoes Fattie and kysilkies!  I'm happy to see their feet improving!

I'm Nettie, the inventor of the Poultry Shoe for Ducks, Chickens, Geese, and other fowl!  I also make all sorts of pet poultry supplies including: Open Tail and Closed Tail Diaper Harnesses, Walking Harnesses, Leashes, Cloth Washable Diaper Pads, even costumes. 

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I'm Nettie, the inventor of the Poultry Shoe for Ducks, Chickens, Geese, and other fowl!  I also make all sorts of pet poultry supplies including: Open Tail and Closed Tail Diaper Harnesses, Walking Harnesses, Leashes, Cloth Washable Diaper Pads, even costumes. 

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post #17 of 24

Oh those are the most precious things I've ever seen!!  Thank God for the good people on BYC!  Where else would we find such good things for our feathered family?

Mother to 6 girls: Libby the black cat, Sufi the cross-eyed Siamese cat, Parsley the Jersey Giant hen now in heaven (01/04/2016), Nutmeg the Easter Egg hen now in heaven (11/21/15), Rosemary the Barred Rock pullet now in heaven, Anisette the Barred Rock pullet now in heaven, Saffron the Buff Orphington hen now in heaven (3/18/14) and Sugar the Easter Egger now in heaven (12/16/14).  P: 5/31/10:...

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Mother to 6 girls: Libby the black cat, Sufi the cross-eyed Siamese cat, Parsley the Jersey Giant hen now in heaven (01/04/2016), Nutmeg the Easter Egg hen now in heaven (11/21/15), Rosemary the Barred Rock pullet now in heaven, Anisette the Barred Rock pullet now in heaven, Saffron the Buff Orphington hen now in heaven (3/18/14) and Sugar the Easter Egger now in heaven (12/16/14).  P: 5/31/10:...

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post #18 of 24

Nettie,

If you've got a chicken version, would you mind PM'ing me with info if you have a chance? 


My ducks seem to be a healthy, trouble-free flock right now (knock wood!), but this little hen I've acquired is giving me fits.  I'm thinking I could definitely use chicken boots for her, and probably for some of her flockmates.

Thanks!

post #19 of 24

I was thinking that chicken boots might help keep those feathered feet clean (my Silkies) for a week or 2 before a show. Right now that is almost impossible, they get poo & shavings stuck to the bottoms of their feet and it is a lot of work to clean those feet. big_smile

I got out of poultry for good. I have no birds. Just lurking. I'm a photographer and a jeweler now.
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I got out of poultry for good. I have no birds. Just lurking. I'm a photographer and a jeweler now.
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post #20 of 24

My chicken was the tester for the chicken shoes..
Here is the thread, complete with pictures and videos:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=273886&p=1


I was going to cut the toes to expose more toe for scratching, but we had so much water and mud, I decided to keep them long. Just the toenail is sticking out the end. The guniea pig, I mean chicken, forgot about the shoe within minutes of it being on. And the bumblefoot- which I had "operated"on twice with no luck, had cleared up within 3 days of shoe wearing.

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