Chicken limping and stepping on own foot.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Tashandmerl, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. Tashandmerl

    Tashandmerl New Egg

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    My new chick has started limping very badly, she struggles to stand up.
    She bends her toes underneath her foot and steps on them, she also seems to have a black dot on the bottom of her foot.

    Any advice on what to do or what it is would be really appreciated :)
     
  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how old is this chick ? I am not sure if she has bumbled foot?
     
  3. Tashandmerl

    Tashandmerl New Egg

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    She is raughly eight weeks old.
     
  4. Bantamphantom

    Bantamphantom Out Of The Brooder

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    If it is bumblefoot, isolate the chick from the rest. Then you'll want to give your bird some chicken-approved antibiotics, like lincomycin and amoxicillin. Whether it is bumblefoot or not, I would wrap the foot in gauze and put a splint. Careful when handling her. Bumblefoot can infect people.

    I hope your chick gets better soon!
     
  5. Tashandmerl

    Tashandmerl New Egg

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    Thanks,
    What is a splint and what do I do with it? - sorry I'm new to the whole sick chicken thing :(
     
  6. Tashandmerl

    Tashandmerl New Egg

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    Thanks, would I have to do this or could I take her to a vet? Also does anyone know how much it would cost? Thanks
     
  7. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Avian vets are typically difficult to find, and likely to be expensive. Many regular vets will not see birds. Most people on BYC do it themselves.
     
  8. Tashandmerl

    Tashandmerl New Egg

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    Ok thanks
     

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