Bumblefoot, recovery...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JadedPhoenix, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. JadedPhoenix

    JadedPhoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On Friday, I performed the bumblefoot surgery on my three year old hen, Copper. Last week, I noticed her limping and she tended to just lie around the run and she wouldn't roost, rather she crawled into an old nesting box that no one uses anymore. Her foot had the black dot but the bump was extremely small still. I cut the area around the dot out but there wasn't really a puss pocket like I was looking for. I used triple antibiotic cream and blue kote and changed the dressing daily. The lump does look smaller now, thankfully but Copper is still staying off of her foot, understandably. I make sure she has food and water in easy reach. My main concern really is her getting dehydrated since she isn't moving around much.

    Anyway, what kind of time-frame am I looking at for recovery time? She has lost her place in the pecking order already so I'm pretty sure I'll have to integrate her in with the younger hens once she is able to return to the main run.
     
  2. Stiggy

    Stiggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If all is healing well then I would say a couple of weeks since it has to heal over and grow new skin. make sure you feed her up on good food to aid recovery. some sugar in the water can help, since the sugar makes them want to drink more ( like how cola works)
     
  3. JadedPhoenix

    JadedPhoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Her the incision is healing well but she has grown depressed and won't move around. I have had to make sure her food and water are within neck reach so she won't dehydrate or starve. The poor thing.
     
  4. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make sure she doesn't have anything else bothering her. That is not normal behavior for bumble foot recovery. Mine zip around like nothing is wrong. Check for mites or lice as well.
     
  5. JadedPhoenix

    JadedPhoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No mites or other critters.
     

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