Foot problems (bumblefoot? mites? gout?)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jaminer, Apr 4, 2014.

  1. jaminer

    jaminer Hatching

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    Can anybody tell me what is wrong with my chickens feet? She was already treated for mites, so I am guessing that is not it. Occasionally they crack and bleed. It's been like this since I bought her as an adult. Hasn't gotten worse or better. Thanks![​IMG]
     
  2. RileyCalanchini

    RileyCalanchini Chirping

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    OH MY GOSH!!!!!! I have never seen this before! How old is the chicken? Do you have any ideas @Dustieburk ???
     
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  3. Serenity Sav

    Serenity Sav Songster

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    Wow, I've also never seen anything like his. It almost looks like elephantiasis on a chicken (I'm not saying that's what it is). Hope you are able to treat her, it looks painful. :(
     
  4. No ! She might be allergic to something you feed her . That is nasty hope she gets better !!!
     
  5. It is bumble foot . It is filled with puss my father had chickens do that before . Cut it open and hope for the best .
     
  6. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Crowing

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    Wow. I have no idea. She is a beautiful bird. Search bumblefoot. There is a great thread on how to do the surgery yourself and it really isn't that hard once you get over your initial fear.

    If it is bumblefoot. I am not a disease expert. May be someone knows more than I do.

    Good luck and Elcome to BYC.
     
  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    She possibly has articular gout. She looks like a cornish x meat bird.
     
  8. jaminer

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    We are not sure how old the bird is. We got it as an adult (traded a rooster for it). The lady who sold it to us said it came from a home where it was being neglected. I suspected gout, but after research I thought that it would have died by now if it had gout. It has had this problem since we got it 7 or 8 months ago. The person who sold it do us suspected it was a deformity/birth defect. I am doubtful as she only treated it for mites. I searched pictures of bumblefoot and didn't find anything quite like this.
     
  9. HannahC1198

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