Does my Rhode Island Red have Bumblefoot?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jaredrocks, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. jaredrocks

    jaredrocks Hatching

    Jul 31, 2016

    I know there are lots of posts about this but since we're only in our first year of raising chickens we cos use expert advice whether to call a vet or not!

    Our just over 1 year old RIR started limping [favoring left foot] about 9 days ago. She is the biggest of our small flock of 4. At first we thought she hurt it jumping or something, and it seemed to get better after a couple days. But the last 2 days have been worse, and she barely uses her right leg when standing. Her energy levels are still high and she roams about like normal. Her right foot appears swollen but I don't see a scab forming on the bottom.

    Should we keep her in an area where she can't jump too high for a week or so? Or do you think we should take her to the vet to get checked?

    Thank you for your help!


  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Enabler

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    It looks a little puffy, she may have injured it somehow.
    You may want to restrict her activity for a few days to let the foot rest. You can give her feet a soak in epsom salts for a couple of days as well, to see if that helps with any swelling.

    If you have dog kennel you can set up in the run that would be best, she will still be with the flock and hopefully she won't stress so much.
    If you have them add some poultry vitamins to her water for a day or two and give some extra protein like egg, mackerel or meat.

    Let us know how it goes.
  3. Cluckcluck1215

    Cluckcluck1215 Free Ranging

    If she has a big(ish) black dot in the middle,it's most likely to be bumble foot.

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