bump on toe, not sure if its bumblefoot

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by the-bird-man, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. the-bird-man

    the-bird-man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one of my leghorns had a large bulge on her toe that was a little soft and filled with pus. so i thought it is bumble foot but am not sure. ether way i knew i should drain it so i kinda fallowed what to do with a bumblefoot and cleaned the foot up well and sterilized everything and made a small slit in the bulge. some thick stuff came out along with a ton of pus and a little blood. i used hydrogen peroxide and then wrapped it up good. i think i should of used a little neosporin so if i have to i will go back and put some on. she is acting like nothing is wrong now but i still worry about her because she is one of the sweetest girls. she is avoiding me now but i can understand that. i am so worried i did something wrong. the bulge did have a small black spot on it too. i don't know why but i did not do the salt bath first and that makes me nervous. i am so worried about my little girl [​IMG] i got my girls at 16 weeks of age in February so i am still new to chickens. any advice or comments you ave would be appreciated. i feel so bad [​IMG]
     
  2. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Can you post some pics?
     
  3. the-bird-man

    the-bird-man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry i cant because my camera is broken. it was a big bulge on the side of the toe that was a little pink.
     

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