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Does My Chicken Have Bumble Foot ? IF so what i can to to help her Please Help !!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickbrad24, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. chickbrad24

    chickbrad24 Songster

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    Is this Bumble Foot and if so how bad is it and what should i do ?????


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    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member 7 Years

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  3. chickbrad24

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    I didn't look at the bottom of her feet i'll have to check tomorrow. I'm not sure if i could do the surgery. As to i'm not really sure of really what to do and look for although the website if very helpful i'm not sure if i could handle doing the surgery. Could there be a medicine i can give her in her feed or maybe a shot of antibiotics??
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member 7 Years

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    If a vet is a possibility they can do it, or if you have a friend who is a nurse or EMT, they may have the know how to do it. Watch as many videos as you can, and read as much by doing a search on BYC at the top of the page. Seek out another chicken owner--most people who have chickens know about doing the surgery. You can try conservative treatments like daily soaking first--there is usually not a big hurry unless you see an abscess forming--then it should be drained. There are all kinds of opinions on treating it--just do some reading. More links to read:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/236649/bumblefoot-surgery-with-pics-and-how-to
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/681495/tricide-neo-for-bumblefoot-still-recommended
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/902371/bumblefoot
     

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