Funky Foot "pimple/boil" **Picture**

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jessicag14, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. jessicag14

    jessicag14 Out Of The Brooder

    12
    0
    22
    Apr 4, 2012
    Wisconsin
    2 yr old RIR Hen has what looks like a pimple or boil on her foot. I don't know when it formed because I just noticed it today when she got out of the pen and went for a stroll. Its hard and when you squeeze it, no pus comes out. The orangeish part looks like the head of a pimple. It kind of looks like a pimple where the inside stuff hardened or something. Weird description, but I don't know how else to describe it. It doesn't seem to be bothering her and she digs and walks around just fine.

    ANYONE have any ideas on what it is?

    Thanks!!

    (Yes, I know shes muddy. It rained for 3 days)
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. loveourbirds

    loveourbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,857
    263
    198
    Mar 27, 2013
    waverly ohio
    you have a classic case of bumblefoot. wash the foot and moisten the "head" of the "boil". remoisten again in about 10 minutes, and again in 10 more minutes. (or leave it wrapped in a warm damp cloth). pour iodine on the area and open it up with a needle or small knife. a pair of tweezers may come in handy to help remove any hardned infection. once it is clean, rinse again with iodine, pack it full of neosporin. put her in a good clean dry place. sometimes a second surgery is needed to clear it up all the way. some general purpose antibiotics may help you along too.
     
  3. jessicag14

    jessicag14 Out Of The Brooder

    12
    0
    22
    Apr 4, 2012
    Wisconsin
    Thank you!
     
  4. loveourbirds

    loveourbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,857
    263
    198
    Mar 27, 2013
    waverly ohio
    you are very welcome, if you have any other questions about it - post on this thread or send me an email, ill do my best to help.
     
  5. MelissaTXRn

    MelissaTXRn Chillin' With My Peeps

    703
    31
    118
    Jun 3, 2013
    Bumblefoot! It is a staph infection that is usually a result of some kind of puncture or splinter. Soak with Epsom salt and warm water, cut it open and remove the hard puss core out, apply a bunch of plain antibiotic ointment to the hole that will be left and wrap( not tight) keep it clean. Should heal fine.
     
  6. MelissaTXRn

    MelissaTXRn Chillin' With My Peeps

    703
    31
    118
    Jun 3, 2013
    Also, chicken pus if very hard and usu. yellow looking. You may have to cut around it in a circle to remove the entire core.
     
  7. MelissaTXRn

    MelissaTXRn Chillin' With My Peeps

    703
    31
    118
    Jun 3, 2013
    How is your chicken's foot?
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by