Bump on top of chickens foot?

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  1. chicken4prez

    chicken4prez Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi everyone! I have a hen and she has a bump on top of her foot. I don't think its a Bumblefoot but I was getting worried since its been there for so long. A couple years probably. It is above the foot like I said. I will try to get a pic.




    Thanks!
     
  2. chicken4prez

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    I also want to mention that it look like its under her skin.[​IMG]
     
  3. chicken4prez

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    Still waiting for a pic...
     
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    It is at the ankle. Should I treat it like a bumble foot?
     
  6. BoldYetShy

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    I'm no expert but it sure looks like Bumble foot.
     
  7. Eggcessive

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    Can you post a picture of your chicken's ankle? Does it eel puffy like a small abscess? If you think it is bumblefoot, you can try soaking the foot for several days in epsom salts or betadine and water to see if it "comes to a head." Sometimes cleaning the feet also help you to see the classic dark spot on the bottom of the foot. There is a product called TriCideNeo, that is for fish, but can be used to soak feet that have bumblefoot. I would rather do the surgery myself, but I never do it unless the chicken is limping or the bumblefoot looks very red, swollen, and painful. Everyone has their own method to knowing when to do surgery or not.
     
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    I will try to get a pic. Thanks
     

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