abscessed foot...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by v.cyr, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. v.cyr

    v.cyr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed one of my hens limping last night, so I picked her up and found a nasty abscess, from a puncture wound, on the bottom of her one foot... felt kinda crappy for not spotting it sooner... after consulting a home/farm vet reference book we have, I removed the object that apparently caused the puncture(looked like a sharp piece of cracked corn, of all things), drained the abscess, cleaned out the wound as best I could, and then blue-koted it and wrapped the foot to keep it clean...she took it all like a champ, too... she glared at us the whole time, but didn't struggle... we opted to leave her out with the rest of the flock, since she was limping a lot less after we drained the wound( should have seen her book it across the yard this morning... she could barely walk yesterday)and had no trouble getting up on the roost last night...is there anything else we should do?..
     
  2. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    I believe what you have is a case of bumblefoot. That "sharp piece of cracked corn" sounds like what I got out of my girl's foot (x5). The infection is a staph infection and it hardens into pieces that are typically described as kernels. Here are a couple of sites for taking care of it - although it seems you've had a pretty good start!

    http://successwithpoultry.blogspot.com/2009/09/bumblefoot-chicken.html

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bumblefoot-how-to-treat-your-chickens-with-surgery-graphic-pics
     
  3. v.cyr

    v.cyr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks... that is fairly close to what I did... I'll have to put some triple antibiotic on it to night...
     

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