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Bumblefoot or scaly leg mites?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rhamnus, May 30, 2016.

  1. rhamnus

    rhamnus New Egg

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    please help, my old english bantam hen Robin has something up with her feet and i'm very worried about her. :(
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    one of her feet is swollen up, warm, and misshapen... it looks like bumblefoot but there's no scab.
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    this is the same foot. her scales are raised and dirty.
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    here's her other foot, which isn't swollen, but has a bit of the same scale problems.
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    i thought for sure it was bumblefoot but her grody scales and lack of a scab make me want to be sure its not something else?

    i've quarantined her from the rest of the flock.
    i started soaking and washing her feet, but she got fussy and difficult so i decided to wait a couple hours until my sister gets home and can help me out.

    if it is bumblefoot, i'm worried about having to perform surgery on her. :( i'm afraid to hurt her.

    i feel awful for not noticing until now.

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    poor girl :( any help would be appreciated, thank you so much
     
    Last edited: May 30, 2016
  2. ChickenCanoe

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    Definitely bumblefoot but a couple raised scales could also be scaly leg mite.

    You don't necessarily have to do surgery. Start by giving her feet a warm Epsom salt bath a couple times a day. Perhaps 20 minutes each time.
     
    Last edited: May 30, 2016

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