Did not notice any lameness when walking. She actually was not doing much walking at all. She is using both feet equally but moving very slowly in all of her movements. I did not even realize the blisters until tonight when I picked her up to talk to her. She is not favoring the foot at all. There does seem to be a very small amount of clear fluid coming from one of the blisters- very very small amount.
I have thought of soaking in Epsom salt and the possibility applying a layer of Vaseline and honey (read that the osmotic properties of honey would draw the fluid out of the blister and is good for infection). Thoughts anyone?!!
I thought about gout too but does not appear painful and not in the joints...more like tissue between the toes. It has been cold for about 3 days...single digits over night. But her first day of acting lethargic was before the cold snap.
I read somewhere that Bumblefoot could be present with the sore/scab if if was a "micro" injury. I guess regardless I will have to treat the symptoms at this point since I just don't know. Tomorrow going to start broad spectrum oral antibiotics. Did the soak and applied honey. She's tolerates it all very well-too well for a Polish and for her which makes me worry the most. I just hope it's not contagious. I had her with several other pullets and pretty young hens.
That sounds like the best course of action, I don't think it's contagious, it could be the scab hasn't shown up yet, or maybe she sprained it, either way time will tell, so sorry I can't be more helpful.