Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by NarutoTn, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. NarutoTn

    NarutoTn Songster

    Jun 18, 2009
    i have some roos that have bumblefoot.how do i cure it?
  2. charlielynnsingletary

    charlielynnsingletary Songster

    Apr 26, 2009
    pearl river,la
    Do a search on large abscess on foot that I posted a few weeks back and it will give all the info. They are plenty of folks in here that give great advice.
    Good luck!
  3. chickensioux

    chickensioux Songster

    Feb 12, 2009
    Western North Carolina
    Hello, bumblefoot is a staph infection, so be sure you wash your hands really well after dealing with it.
    I have treated it two different ways:
    The one hen I had with it, hers kept getting infected. Per the vet, I soaked her foot in epsom salts for 15 mins. everyday. Got the plug (scab) out and applied neosporin and bandaged...for 2 years. She died when the vet did surgery on her to remove the infection surgically. She was also on oral antibiotics. She died with bumblefoot.
    The other hen still has a small scab on her foot, it does not get infected and I just leave her alone and keep my eye out for infection. So far it has been about 2 years now and she does not have problems with it.
    So that said, it all depends on whether or not there is infection, are they bothered by it.
    If I had another one that had issues (infection, limping, swelling) I guess I would go the soaking, neosporin, removing the plug route again. I would not elect to take it to the vet for surgery.
    This is my experience with bumblefoot. Good luck with yours.

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    Last edited: Jun 22, 2009
  4. NarutoTn

    NarutoTn Songster

    Jun 18, 2009
    its a roo thats infected.its my first time messin with it.
  5. BCbirder

    BCbirder In the Brooder

    Jun 22, 2009
    I have had a few with bumblefoot. It usually starts from the chicken getting something in their foot. We have lots of blackberry bushes in the chicken run so my chickens had thorns from the blackberry branches. I soaked it in epsom salts. I would give a few treats and them cover his head with a towel and set him in the warm bath of salts for half an hour. My chickens would sit in there easily for half an hour if their head was covered. If they are smart and try and get their head out from under the towel I put them in a dark room. Then I would try and either pull out the thorn and a few times I lanced the foot and squeezed out the infection. I would soak it again and wrap it up. I would soak twice a day and it would heal up within a few days. I didn't know about it happening as a result of a staph infection.

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