Chicken with swollen foot limping

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by julie0477, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. julie0477

    julie0477 Songster

    May 14, 2013
    Brown County, Indiana
    [​IMG] I found my EE girl limping this afternoon. At first I
    Panicked. I am deathly afraid of mareks and had a scare not too long ago, but when I picked her up I found her foot is all swollen mostly between her toes. I checked the bottom
    Of the foot and there is no black scab that would indicate bumblefoot. We do have a pear tree with fallen pears and there are a lot of bees around. The chickens like to hang out there and eat the pears. Could this be a bee sting? Something else?
  2. Fancychooklady

    Fancychooklady Crowing

    Jun 14, 2012
    Tasmania. Australia
    Could be a sting or an injury. It's not uncommon for them to land heavily when they leave the perch. Keep an eye on her and give her a little warm foot bath and massage.
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Enabler

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Keep an eye out for the bumblefoot scab to appear. Watch for increased swelling.

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