bumblefoot or something else entirely?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gobbles!, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. gobbles!

    gobbles! In the Brooder

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    I thought my hen had bumblefoot, but when I went to drain the pus out last night....I couldn't find any? It looks like there should be something there to drain, but I made a few incisions and got nothing.

    Her feet look swollen and infected, but not as bad as they looked a few days ago. Is this not bumblefoot? Is she just getting better on her own?

    Help please!
     
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

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    Is there some way you can post a pic? Could it be frostbitten? Scaley leg mites? Pics would really help.
     
  3. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    abscess in birds are often "hard" (so not runny like in mammals)...it could be that it is in very early stages and an abscess "plug"has not yet formed...here is a recent thread where I gave links to a lot of info you might want to have a look through:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=33330
     

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