Chicken has bubble on top of foot.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sootman, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. sootman

    sootman In the Brooder

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    Hi,
    I bought a few Rhode Island Red couple months ago. One hen had a bubble under her eye. Now all of a sudden she has a big bubble on her foot. Does anyone know what is going on? Thank you.
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  2. purpletree23

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    Look under the foot. Is there a wound or scab? If yeas I would say it is bumblefoot and you have to do 'bumble surgery'
     
  3. WingingIt

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    I was going to say the same thing they did. See if there's a scab under there. If so, search for bumble foot on here and you'll find tons of great info. on how to treat it.
     
  4. sootman

    sootman In the Brooder

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    Nothing on the bottom of the foot. What about the bubble under the eye? Any other ideas?
     
  5. sootman

    sootman In the Brooder

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    I actually did do a extensive search on this site. All I could find was info on Bumble foot. I sure everything about the foot can't be Bumble foot. Is there any other diease/condition besides Bumblef foot?
    Thank you for your input
     
  6. What does it feel like? Is it hard, or smooshy? Does it feel like it's full of fluid? Is it hot? How long has she had it? Painful? Have you tried soaking the foot in a warm epsom salts bath?

    About the eye, can you post a pic of that as well? Again, what does it feel like? Draining at all? Obstructing her view?
     
  7. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    One of our hens got a swelling like that but not as bad. She is now crippled for life. Maybe you should pop it and put antibiotic ointment on it? Just an idea.
     
  8. purpletree23

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    If it's not bumblefoot I would soak it and then just like the last post I would pop it. Very carefully and make sure you shield yourself. You never know what is in there and how much pressure is in it. I think it would at least make the hen feel better. That can't be too comfortable stretching the skin like that. If you do lance it let us know what happens.
     
  9. sootman

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    Got my wife to pop it and then she sprayed some bactine on it. Hopefully she will be fine/ Thanks for all the advice.
     
  10. purpletree23

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    Don't use Bactine anymore. Bactine has a pain killer in it. Any first aid product with an INE at the end means that it has the pain killer in it and it is poisonous to chickens. Wash the punctured area every day and try some neoprorine (without pain relief in it) on it.

    Let us know if it gets infected or fills back up etc.

    Good job!!
     

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