Bump On My Chicken's leg! Please Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chickensfan, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. Chickensfan

    Chickensfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello,
    my Svart Hona has a small bump on his leg. it is small, and i know it isn't a sore. i am sure it can't be bumblefoot, it is on the chickens leg, and it doesn't seem to be limping. i don't know what this is. the chicken is too fast for me to catch. i have no idea what to do. please help! (i would add images if i could, but he is too fast.)
    ~Marie
     
  2. Chickensfan

    Chickensfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmmm....do you think it is a spur bud? if so, is there anything i can do to help it not hurt my chicken as it grows in? and, is there anything i can do to prevent the spur from hurting me?
     
  3. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Chickensfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if i tried to get him at night, i would fail. my flock is very sharp, with 6 roos, who do NOT like to be woken up. when he gets older, can i clip his spur just in case? would that hurt him?
    (he would never be aggressive to me. he follows me everywhere.)
    thanks!
    ~Marie
     
  5. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Some people do trim the spurs once they get long and sharp, there are numerous threads here on BYC and videos/info on the internet.

    How old is he? It usually takes a good while for them to grow, so after a year/year and a half they make be long enough to see if they need to be trimmed.
     
  6. Chickensfan

    Chickensfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for your help! i will trim the spurs when they grow in all the way.(if that is necessary.) he is 3 months, and crows all morning. i only see buds though.
    thanks!
    ~Marie
     
  7. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    He's got a long way to go[​IMG]

    Good luck with your fella.
     
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    thanks!
     

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