Bumblefoot on a TOE?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Cadeau, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. Cadeau

    Cadeau Songster

    Jan 19, 2011
    I just got 12 adult Barred Rock hens from a friend who is moving.

    One of the hens has a foot with a big swelling on the side of her toe.
    In looking at it more closely, it seems to have the "plug" classic for bumblefoot.

    Her toe is grossly crooked to the side with a big swelling off to the one side.
    I don't know if the crooked toe came first or if the bumblefoot made it crooked = ?? =

    So - what I need to know is -
    do you think it is a callous from her weight on the crooked toe

    OR do you think i should go ahead and try to remove the "plug"

    How will it recover with her weight on it?
  2. Gallusfarm

    Gallusfarm Songster

    Jul 14, 2009
    Absolutelty there can be bumble on a toe. I've seen this on one of our crooked toe birds - that part of the foot bears a lot of their weight. I'd remove it if possible. Do a bumble foot search for after treatment meds, antibiotics, etc. and just bandage her up and keep her in a dog crate for a few weeks. She'll put some weight on it, but keeping her confined will keep her off of the foot.

    Here's a photo of it on all of the toes and the foot! Photo from internet.

  3. Arielle

    Arielle Crowing

    Feb 19, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
    I think I have a turkey with bumble foot--how did you remove the plug and then treat the bird afterwards?

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