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Bumble foot

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gibbychicks, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. gibbychicks

    gibbychicks In the Brooder

    Jul 6, 2007
    I have a hen who has been limping for a while. I thought it was just a sprain or something because she is a heavy girl and I figured she probably hurt it jumping down from the perch.It got worse today so I looked it up here and found out she has bumble foot. I followed the advice and soaked her foot in epson salts for a half hour then tried to pull the scab off ,hoping the plug would come out with it. Well it didn't. The scab came off but nothing else. I put neosporen on gauze and wrapped it with vet wrap. I have her in a small cage by herself. I was just wondering how I need to go about getting that plug out? Can anyone help?
  2. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Songster

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    Best advice I can give is to do a search. Bumblefoot has been discussed alot. I have never experienced it though.

    Good Luck!
  3. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    I had just got over a bumblefoot case about a month ago. I called up a friend and she said to put honey mixed with vasoline on it. She said it would bring the bumble to the top so you could pop it. After about a week the bumble did come to the top, I pulled the scab off and popped it. I got a little bit worried when it was bleeding but after a few minutes of pressure it stopped. After it had been popped and the bleeding stopped I put neosporen on it wrapped it up in gauze and vet wrapped then after the foot was all wrapped up I put baby socks on her foot( sounds silly but it worked!) At the top of the sock but a strip of the vet tape around it to hold it on. The purpose of this is to keep dirt and other stuff out of the gauze. By the way is the bumble still soft or hard? If its hardHope this helps! Keep us posted. PM me if you have any questions if you want.

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