Bumblefoot??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Tall Oaks, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. Tall Oaks

    Tall Oaks New Egg

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    I have a Red comet hen who has been laying for about 3 months now. This morning I noticed that she is limping on her left foot. The rooster won't let me near her enough to physically examine the foot. The pad seems a little swollen but I can't say that I've really looked hard at it before.[​IMG] Would you say that it looks like Bumblefoot?
     
  2. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can almost see a scab on her left foot, if I zoom the picture in. I would guess that she probably does have bumblefoot. If she does, she will need treatment or else eventually (after a little while) the infection could make her too lame to get to food and water, or spread up her leg and could kill her.
    Here is a link that explains bumblefoot further and shows options for treatment: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2011/07/bumblefoot-causes-treatment-warning.html
     
  3. Tall Oaks

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  4. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dang! Well, I hope she is better soon :)
     

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