- Feb 5, 2017
To the vet. If it was a small area then ok. But this bird has bad feet. Bumblefoot is staph infection, aka, MRSA. You can start with epsom salt baths until she can be seen. The blackened area needs to exised and white piece of hard infection removed and soaked. She also has infected follicles as noted by pink swelling. And as they age the rougher their feet look. I would soak her feet in hydrogen peroxide or hiba cleanse like they give you before surgery and can be bought at walmart. Cut open black spot if no vet which is usually attached to hard piece, resoak with peroxide or the other and then choose next step.
I personally use Wonder Dust for horses. It is a drawing agent and removes the dead flesh. Cover them good and keep dry. I push vitamin E as a suggestion to keep wattles and feet in good shape. And no jumping.
If vet care is not an option, then you will need to do this yourself.View attachment 1574365 Hello there, I have an older hen with what appears to be bumble foot between her toes. She has had two growing lumps (one on each foot, and both are between the toes)one of them has developed a dark crusty scab in the past week, she's been well, but being the top hen, has fallen quite a few pegs in the pecking order. Bumblefoot especially makes sense because their perches are quite high and their coop needs a good thourough cleaning. Poor girl, I wish I had taken care of it right away, but I'll have to wait until tomorrow afternoon until I can take it out. So, this being my first bumblefoot case, I would appreciate some advice, does anyone know where I could get a absess punch, or a good scalpel? I don't have any surgical tools fit for a live animal unfortunately. Also, should I give her baby aspirin for pain? Thanks guys!