1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Foot injury?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Auroradream26, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. Auroradream26

    Auroradream26 Smothered in Feathers Premium Member

    7,066
    1,591
    356
    May 14, 2013
    Central, PA
    Hey everyone. I just noticed that my girl, Ariel, has a swollen foot this morning. I don't know if it's been like this for a while or not. Has anyone dealt with this before or know what to do for her?

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    It's only her right foot and it does not feel like it's a fluid filled blister at all but more stiff. She's not a big, heavy girl. She's a smaller golden comet or RSL. She usually free ranges all day, one of the first ones out and last ones in at night. She and her sister stick together and travel far and wide. Right now, I have her in some warm water with lavender oil, soaking. She's going to be upset with me but she's going in a crate for a few days. I'll probably bring her sister, Daffodil, in to stay with her. Is there anything else I should do for her to help? Does anyone have any clue what it is?
     
  2. madsena

    madsena New Egg

    3
    0
    7
    Feb 20, 2015
    My guess is bumble foot. Its and infection. Never actually dealt with it but I have done lots of research
     
  3. chiques chicks

    chiques chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Bumblefoot would be my guess. Do a search. There is a surgical treatment as well as a soak treatment.
     
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2015
  4. Auroradream26

    Auroradream26 Smothered in Feathers Premium Member

    7,066
    1,591
    356
    May 14, 2013
    Central, PA
    Thanks everyone. I had the impression that bumblefoot usually had a large sore with it. I was looking things up and along worth soaking her feet, I think I'm going to give her some tylan since I have a bottle of it laying around and it was mentioned a couple times in what I was reading. She doesn't really have any big scabs but I may try to dig it out.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by