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!

Help! Is this bumble foot??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by yinzerchick, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. yinzerchick

    yinzerchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    361
    4
    108
    Jun 13, 2011
    E.Texas
    I can't tell if this is bumble foot or a callous. I thought bumble foot, but there is no "lump" that I can see. I don't want to start digging into this foot before I'm sure.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Fletch83

    Fletch83 Chillin' With My Peeps

    263
    8
    93
    Jan 27, 2013
    Texas
    It does look like bumblefoot to me. That black spot is pretty much a telltale sign.
     
  3. Allears

    Allears Chillin' With My Peeps

    416
    41
    88
    Jul 4, 2015
    South Africa
    Very new to chickens and the like and I see your hand and I see the claw in your hand (almost the same size)and the spurs!!!!! and I wonder what kind of bird that is...? Emu?
     
  4. yinzerchick

    yinzerchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    361
    4
    108
    Jun 13, 2011
    E.Texas
    Thank you. I'm not sure if I have the stomach to do all the cutting and digging requred to treat this...

    Any tips or advice would be most appreciated!

    Allears, he's a Jersey Giant rooster. His name is Voodoo, he's the sweetest, gentlest rooster ever! He's almost 5 years old, and I adore him. He's so big, he has a hard time getting out of his own way! He reminds me of Herman Munster, or Andre The Giant...
     
  5. Allears

    Allears Chillin' With My Peeps

    416
    41
    88
    Jul 4, 2015
    South Africa
    WOW [​IMG] I'm off to do a Google search for more photo's!
     
  6. Fletch83

    Fletch83 Chillin' With My Peeps

    263
    8
    93
    Jan 27, 2013
    Texas
    Have you ever tried any non-invasive bumblefoot treatments? Like using the tricide neo soak?
     
  7. PacMan1582

    PacMan1582 Out Of The Brooder

    61
    3
    41
    Nov 2, 2014
    Pretty sure it's bumblefoot. let's see more pics of your roo! I love Jersey Giants, very good and docile breed.
     
  8. Allears

    Allears Chillin' With My Peeps

    416
    41
    88
    Jul 4, 2015
    South Africa
    MAGNIFICENT!! I do hope you manage to get his foot sorted out. Best of luck.
     
    1 person likes this.
  9. Fletch83

    Fletch83 Chillin' With My Peeps

    263
    8
    93
    Jan 27, 2013
    Texas
    You might try non-surgical treatment first if you are so inclined. It works on non-severe cases in my personal experience. Many people have luck using tricide neo. If you search tricide neo on this forum you will find many informative threads and you can order it online. I have had bizarre good luck with chlorhexadine solution - it's just an antibacterial solution you can dilute in water and soak the foot in. It did the trick for me. Most livestock suppliers should have it, so does Amazon - it's blue and comes by the gallon. Some people do swear by cutting the infection out, but I just don't have experience with it.
     
    1 person likes this.
  10. yinzerchick

    yinzerchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    361
    4
    108
    Jun 13, 2011
    E.Texas
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Thank you!
    I've cut the infection out of one of my hens, but it was no where near as big as this. Besides that, I sincerely love my Voodoo, and it pains me to do anything to him that might hurt him. I love all my chickens, but I have a special relationship with Voo. He absolutely knows his name, and comes when I call for him. He insists on following me around and eating scratch out of my hand. Best rooster ever! The pics are the most recent I have and don't do him justice. You can't really see how big he is, and the hens have been pulling out his tail feathers, my poor baby...
     
    1 person likes this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by