deflated foot pad

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by seminolewind, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    My hen has been limping, and now it's gotten worse. I looked at her foot, and the big pad underneath looks deflated, like a flat basketball. There are no injuries seen on the skin. She is acting normal except for that.
    All I hear is about swollen pads, but this one is flat, like the stuffing has been taken out of it.
    Need help and advice.
     
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Use some fix-a-flat, if that doesn't reinflate it you may have to install a tube.

    Oh,wait... this isn't the car forum...


    Honestly I've never seen a deflated foot, just seen swollen ones.

    Hopefully someone who has dealt with this will come along shortly.

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  3. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

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    Was it the bird with bumblefoot? Do you have any pictures?
     
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    No, it's not bumblefoot. I'll have to get pics tomorrow.
    I'm almost thinking that her foot or one of her toes is sprained or broke.

    There is also no strength in that foot.
     
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  5. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Quote:Off topic. Hey you have a really good memory. My bumblefoot-Valerie. I stopped doing anything with the black scab on the bottom. The scab seemed to be there for a good reason. On top, I did poke the swelling open a few times, but I don't think that helped either. Then I took some epsom salt gel they make for horse hooves, and slopped that on, wrapped in plastic, and tape. 24 hr. soak, so to speak. It took 10 days but the swelling went down and it looked like the thing opened by itself. All better.
     
  6. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

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    Ah ok wans't sure if it was her or not. I'll be waiting for the pictures and I'll try and help out.
     
  7. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Attack Chicken, I would take pics if there was anything to see, but there's not. Oh wait, the deflated pad. Tomorrow. [​IMG]
     
  8. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    The injury seems to be higher up. Like the hip. If I gently pull her let outward, she reacts. So I put her in the hospital with a heat lamp and food, and lotsa treats.
    I have some heavy birds JG's etc, so as a precaution, I lowered their roost to knee level.
     

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