Bumblefoot in 3 out of 4 chickens...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by amberu, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. amberu

    amberu Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a flock of 4 hens that are 1yr old. My son was holding one this morning and I noticed a small black scab on her foot..then we started checking the rest of them. 3 out of the 4 have the black scabs on each foot. They are small scabs with no swelling. I was wondering if I should get antibiotics for them or try the Neocide 3 soaks since they are not a bad case yet. I did a epson salt soak on them to make sure that it was indeed a scab, and sure enough it is. I guess I am just hoping for some advice for a newbie chicken owner [​IMG]
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    I wouldnt do anything. Sometimes the scabs go away on their own from my personal experience. To conduct minor surgery would be a waste of time and stressful for the chicken, there isnt any infection. I wouldnt purchase the tricide neo neither, save your money. However, if one of them starts limping, or there's redness around the scab and/or swelling...then you should conduct surgery or use the tricide neo.
     
  3. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    What are the conditions on the ground they spend their time on, any kind of thorny weed or goatheads................ thing's like that.
     

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