1. blueberrysilky

    blueberrysilky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hen woth bumblefoot, her boil has became very large. [​IMG]
    This is an older pic, but the boil has became very large and a little translucent. I am wondering if I should pop it, I have a antibiotic called Tricide Neo on the way. I have read from other forums that this works by soaking thier feet in. Any knowledge helps!!!!
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

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    Soak the foot in a warm Epsom salt bath 2 or 3 times a day. Popping it probably won't do anything. There is usually a hard puss ball in there.
    An HEC ointment works wonders. Hypericum, Echinacea, Calendula.
     
  3. csaylorchickens

    csaylorchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look up bumblefoot. Normally there is a scab, u pull it off and pull out the core then clean it daily apply tripple atb ointment and wrap it clears up in a week or so.
     
  4. blueberrysilky

    blueberrysilky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where can I get the HEC ointment??
     
  5. csaylorchickens

    csaylorchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Antibiotic ointment like neosporin
     
  6. csaylorchickens

    csaylorchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont know what HEC is
     
  7. blueberrysilky

    blueberrysilky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been using a triple antibiotic after soaking the foot in Epsom salt for a few days. I'm a high school student so I don't have a lot of time to work on her foot. I take my last exam tommorow, and get out early, so I'll be able to soak her foot more. It is fairly progressed is that all I can/need to do to cure her?
     
  8. csaylorchickens

    csaylorchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Click on link
     
  9. blueberrysilky

    blueberrysilky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have cringed at the thought of surgery, is it necessary?? My main worry is that they will bleed out, plus I don't have a scapold. What can be used as a substitute?
     

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