bumblefoot???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by waysidedesign, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. waysidedesign

    waysidedesign In the Brooder

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    Help....I have never had this happen but one of my year old hens has a few bumps between her toes and a dark spot on the pad. She is limping. Is this bumblefoot or something else? If so, anyone know any good home remedies? There is no chicken vet in my area. I feel so bad for her. My coop is spotless and there is nothing that she could have hurt herself on that I can tell. I would send a pic but I lost my camera. Thanks to whomever has ideas/suggestions.
     
  2. cat1994

    cat1994 Songster

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    Sorry I can't help more, but I myself have never had any experience with bumble foot. I think I remember reading somewhere that you should soak her foot in some warm water to soften the spots up so you can see if they are abbesses or find a entry wound or something like that and perhaps you can drain them. LetÂ’s hope someone with real experience with bumble foot will help.
     
  3. waysidedesign

    waysidedesign In the Brooder

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    Thank you![​IMG]
     
  4. thegoldengirls

    thegoldengirls Songster

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    Quote:What you're describing sounds like bumblefoot.
    Search for it in the forums. There are a several with step by step suggestions on how to treat and clean it out.
    I'll try to find one of the threads.
     
  5. thegoldengirls

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  6. waysidedesign

    waysidedesign In the Brooder

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    Thank you SO much! My girl looks exactly like that pic, so tomorrow night I will do the steps. I bought everything today. I will keep you posted. [​IMG]
     
  7. janinepeters

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