1. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut

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    My brother was holding this white leghorn the other day and I noticed that on the bottom of one of it's feet there is a lump. The chicken seems to walk fine, but just wondered if this was bumblefoot.

    [​IMG] Side by side comparison...
    [​IMG] The right foot, which seems to be the one with the problem.
     
  2. Eggcessive

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    Yes the right foot is typical of bumblefoot. They don't always need to have surgery performed. You may want to treat it for awhile with epsom salt foot soaks, or tricide neo. I have several with it from all of the sharp rocks around my yard. I don't usually do surgery unless the bird is limping, or the the footpad looks very red and swollen. Here are 2 good articles with videos by Kathy Mormino:
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2011/07/bumblefoot-causes-treatment-warning.html
    http://www.hobbyfarms.com/livestock-and-pets/how-to-treat-bumblefoot-in-chickens.aspx
     
  3. Chicks Galore3

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    I gave her an epsom salt foot soak today and put some melaleuac essential oil on it. She walks and runs and scratches normally, so it must not be too bad yet. What is the black/grey spot on the bottom of her foot?
     
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    That is the bumblefoot scab where the cut is. Have you looked at the pictures in the links? They usually show that same spot. Inside the foot pad when one performs surgery and cuts around the scab, there will be some pus or solidified pus that looks like a cheese kernel that can be squeezed out.
     

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