BUMBLEFOOT ?can it kill ??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by poulet, May 4, 2008.

  1. poulet

    poulet Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    I know it is often asked about but I have looked and can't find the answers so if anyone has any links would be grateful. My chicken has bumble foot didn't seem to be too pooly but now she sitting alot of the time, I thought it would go away on its own or can I do something ? I can't really afford to take her to the vet
  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Because it's a staph infection. It can go systemic and infect the whole bird.
  3. birdlover

    birdlover Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
    I'm sorry. I'm afraid you will have to get your bird some strong antibiotics and, as far as I know, at least here in the US, that means a visit to the vet. You better hurry too because it sounds like it's getting to her now. I know of chickens that have died from it who were on antibiotics! And over-the-counter antibiotics are not strong enough. Best of luck!

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