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Bumblefoot Soaking - How to do this?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tulie13, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. tulie13

    tulie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2009
    NW Florida
    I have read several threads on bumblefoot, I believe I have a RIR hen with it and plan to try the surgery tomorrow. Wanted to make sure I had everything straight before even ATTEMPTING this!!!

    Several threads mention soaking in epsom salt water twice a day. How do you actually physically accomplish this? Do a whole pan/small tub and make the chicken sit in it so the foot is underwater? Or is there some way someone has figured out to soak "just the foot"? I can't imagine the chicken sitting still for a "foot soaking", but I have had a couple in the bathtub before in a warm bath and they seem to be OK in there...

    I'd rather not get the whole chicken wet if there is a better/neater way. It's going to be messy enough as it is! [​IMG]

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