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Chicken with badly infected bumblefoot!!!!

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Okay so I had a different thread going, but I stopped getting replies, and I really need help.  My California Grey hen, Lilac, has had bumblefoot off and on in her one foot for a while, every time I get rid of it, it comes back a month later, well, this time it got infected like overnight.  The foot seems kinda dead.  Like its black and the scales are falling off and she doesn't move her toes, just keeps it tucked up against her.  I have her inside, in a carrier, but she won't eat regular pellet food, just watery oatmeal, which I guess is good because she won't drink.  She also keeps panting all the time, but she still seems strong.  Per suggestions on backyard chickens I have been putting sovereign silver, and neosporin on it.  Soaking it in epsom salts, and I bought some amoxicillin from first state vet supply, which someone on here suggested.  It also smells really bad like infection.  Nothing seems to help, though.  Please, I am really at a loss....any suggestions???

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Wow, you're doing all the right things as far as I know.  Is a vet an option?  Bumblefoot is caused by a staph infection getting into a cut on the foot so perhaps a vet, even one who is not an expert on chickens, might be able to help.  This is the only thing I can think of but hopefully, others will have additional advice, things you haven't tried.

 

Best of luck to you,

Guppy
 


Edited by GuppyTJ - 6/26/13 at 4:59am

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There are home surgeries you can do and if it smells and is black may very well have be amputated ASAP. It's a long surgery for either and really should only beriskes if you really love that hen. Sorry you and her are going thru this sad.png

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/236649/bumblefoot-surgery-with-pics-and-how-to
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Okay so I had a different thread going, but I stopped getting replies, and I really need help.  My California Grey hen, Lilac, has had bumblefoot off and on in her one foot for a while, every time I get rid of it, it comes back a month later, well, this time it got infected like overnight.  The foot seems kinda dead.  Like its black and the scales are falling off and she doesn't move her toes, just keeps it tucked up against her.  I have her inside, in a carrier, but she won't eat regular pellet food, just watery oatmeal, which I guess is good because she won't drink.  She also keeps panting all the time, but she still seems strong.  Per suggestions on backyard chickens I have been putting sovereign silver, and neosporin on it.  Soaking it in epsom salts, and I bought some amoxicillin from first state vet supply, which someone on here suggested.  It also smells really bad like infection.  Nothing seems to help, though.  Please, I am really at a loss....any suggestions???

You need a vet asap,not good that she is panting. She will become dehydrated very fast if not drinking water. This is one extremely ill chicken,you really need a vet asap. She is probably in pain.


Edited by ten chicks - 6/26/13 at 5:19am
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