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Bump on top of chickens foot?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chicken4prez, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. chicken4prez

    chicken4prez Chillin' With My Peeps

    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

    chicken4prez Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    chicken4prez Chillin' With My Peeps

    Still waiting for a pic...
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  5. chicken4prez

    chicken4prez Chillin' With My Peeps

    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

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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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.
     
  8. chicken4prez

    chicken4prez Chillin' With My Peeps

    I will try to get a pic. Thanks
     

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