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Bumble Foot?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ruby2zdaze, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. ruby2zdaze

    ruby2zdaze Out Of The Brooder

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    Thinking this is bumble foot, but she's acting fine & not limping. 1st time dealing with this as this is our 1st backyard flock. This is my son's baby!

    Is this contagious to our other 3 hens or to humans?
    We just ordered some iodine to do a iodine and sugar wrap. If the scab has no crusty edge, do we still need to pull it off or is this just the beginning so just a soak and wrap may help?
    Thank you in advance. :)
    Our plan was to soak it in a bath, iodine & sugar wrap.
     

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  2. brendaolson

    brendaolson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got a duck with bumblefoot and I've been looking at how to treat it. I have read about the clear iodine but I haven't read anything about a sugar wrap. Can you tell me more about this please?
     
  3. Top Rooster

    Top Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You'll still need to pull it out just to make sure it's gone. No it isn't contagious to other chickens or humans it's just an infection from a scratch or something.
     
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  4. ruby2zdaze

    ruby2zdaze Out Of The Brooder

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    We were searching last night and read that you mix iodine with sugar to a peanut butter consistency. Slap it on and wrap it up. We were also thinking Manuka honey.
    We're just not sure if this is her regular footing, because she's not limping and we don't feel any type of "scab".


     
  5. ruby2zdaze

    ruby2zdaze Out Of The Brooder

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    So when we soak it, will the scab, if there is one, wrinkle to be able to catch and pull? I hope that made sense. Lol


     
  6. ruby2zdaze

    ruby2zdaze Out Of The Brooder

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    For some reason, I have stuck my oiled fingers in a vent hole, but squeezing any type of what I saw in videos last night, makes me cringe & sweat!
     

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