Bumblefoot?

Chandlerharris

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Last week I noticed my one year old barred rock slightly limping but didn’t see anything on her foot. Today she can barely put any weight on it and it looks like this. There is definitely swelling and redness in between her toes but I don’t notice a scab there or much puffiness on the bottom of her foot. Does this look like bumblefoot? If/if not how should I go about treating? It’s unlikely she was bit as she’s in an inclosed run but I guess not impossible.
 

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Bumblefoot is infection of the foot cause by bacterial entering the foot through an abrasion, injury, etc.
Looks like there's a small scab that might be from poke to the foot - could have been from anything since chickens scratch around all the time.
Since there's not an "obvious" scab, but there's swelling and she's favoring the foot, then treating it would be a good idea. I'm not a fan of poking around on the feet, so I would use a non-invasive approach - soaking the foot in Tricide Neo is an effective way to treat infection of the foot. The method is described here https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/treating-bumblefoot-with-tricide-neo.513183/post-6526194

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