Any idea what this is? & how can I fix it?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JHortonx5, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. JHortonx5

    JHortonx5 Just Hatched

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    She's not limping. All normal behavior.

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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    She has bumblefoot scabs on both foot pads. It is caused by a small cut in the footpad, and staph bacteria can infect it. It doesn't look that bad yet, so you may want to soak her feet in warm epsom salts daily, and thoroughly dry her before going back outside. I do surgery on mine that get this if they limp, or the footpad looks red and swollen. Here are a couple of good links with videos to help:
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2011/07/bumblefoot-causes-treatment-warning.html
    http://www.hobbyfarms.com/how-to-treat-bumblefoot-in-chickens-3/
     
  3. JHortonx5

    JHortonx5 Just Hatched

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    Follow up: I found a vet in my area and made an appt to bring all 3 hens in for a checkup (my DH thinks I'm nuts). Learned a lot!!
    Lola's foot is healing and looking great!
    All three girls are in great health. [​IMG]
     

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