- Jul 30, 2021
Hello, so about 4-5 years ago one of our hens, her name is Cleo, had bumblefoot. We tried everything the websites told us to do. Bathe the feet in Epsom slt and warm water, then cut out the roots with a scalpel, then wrap the foot in gauze so it wouldn't get infected, and repeat until it was gone. But nothing ever worked. I don't think we ever managed to get all the roots out even though we tried repeatedly. Eventually after many hours and nights, we gave up since they seemed like it wasn't bothering them at all. And until today she's been fine. It hasn't gotten worse, hasn't made her foot swell up, hasn't made her limp or anything. But just recently I saw that the bottom of her foot was starting to turn yellow and swell up just a tad, and some of her scales were popping up too. And she was slightly limping. I thought it was scaly leg mites since they cause scales to pop up. So we did that treatment for a couple weeks, and she stopped limping. However although it didn't get any worse it also didn't seem to get any better. Now about 2 weeks after we stopped the treatment, that foot is incredibly swollen and hard, and she also still has those popped up scales. The yellowness and hardness lead me to believe it's the bumblefoot coming back after years and getting worse, but maybe it's something else. So please tell me if it's the bumblefoot coming back or something else. And yes I know she still has the black bumblefoot root. Here's some pictures.