Originally Posted by Miss Lydia
Originally Posted by BarnGoddess01
Happy 4th to everyone!
I continue to feel sorry for myself here - had to carve into the top of my favourite Splash Ameraucana's feet yet again, <sigh>
Anyway, Broody Naima and the kids are doing fabulously. She's been trying to get them out of the box but they aren't budging so far. So she does her big poop and flap and squawk and returns to them - just to spend most of her time trying to keep them cool! I'm still adding ice cubes to their water several times a day. I'm thinking tomorrow she'll likely get them out. She almost had them convinced today.
Miss Lydia, I've been thinking about you and your broody mama. I hope she's recovering without incident and that she and her brood are thriving.
Oh my gosh BG I am so sorry your having to go through this with your girl, I hope you got it all this time. I am not seeing alot of improvement in Lydia, but she has eaten good today and I have soaked her leg in epsom salt water. I am still hoping for full recovery. I hope every one has had a great 4th. we ate barbecue deer, coleslaw, baked beans and homemade brownies with vanilla icecream, now i feel like a stuffed bear.
have you tried vetrycin- i did this last time, it is used on staph infections- so i spray the bumble with it - after loosening the edge of the scab- then vet wrap it, do this daily, and in many cases it clears up- here is another option- it was in the quail thread,
Here's a treatment, good for all birds, but mostly chicks and quail due to how much easier they are to hold during the process. I tried it, and it worked miraculously. My Quail's Bumblefoot was reduced in severity overnight.
What you'll need:
-Duramycin-10 Tetracycline Hydrochloride soluble powder. Available at most local feed stores.
-A large towel
-This requires at least two people.
Step 1. Gather your supplies, mix up the solution, and prepare your workspace. The solution does not have any specific measurements, just mix the soluble powder with the water in a cup, until you have a lump-free paste. Lay down the towel, to prevent spills from reaching the floor during the treatment.
Step 2. Get the affected bird, be sure to clean her feet if necessary, and bring her to the workspace. For birds that do not tolerate handling well, it's better to do this at night, when the bird is calmest. Make sure you have a tight grip on the bird, with feet exposed for the other person's convenience.
Step 3. Smother the affected foot/feet in a generous amount of paste, and set a timer to hold the bird for an extra ten to fifteen minutes to allow the paste to work it's magic. This may sound difficult, but hey, you get to cuddle with your sweet little feathered baby. After the time is up, wash the bird's feet and set her back down in her pen.
Repeat the process again, every night, until the bumblefoot appears to be gone.
Last edited by BirdNut (01/27/2011 6:40 pm)
meanwhile, lea the ee that lost her baby has decided to go broody again, in this heat! so i am torn on letting her, or keep collecting the eggs till it is cooler
Edited by artsyrobin - 7/4/12 at 3:18pm